Nursing Home Evictions Questions and Answers


As illustrated by a recent New York Times cover story*, nursing homes throughout the country are rapidly adopting a “new” business model: attract lucrative short term patients paying through Medicare, and then throw them out once their Medicare coverage ends.

Access to Medical Records in California Nursing Homes

Residents of nursing homes and their families have the right to access the resident’s medical records.1 Facilities and health care providers must provide medical records to the resident or family member within a short period of time, as specified by law.

Family Councils

One of the best ways to improve nursing home care is to organize and participate in a family council. A family council is an organized group of relatives and friends of residents who meet regularly to discuss and address concerns about quality of care in the nursing home.

Making Care Plans Work


One of your most important rights as a nursing home resident is to receive the necessary care and services to “attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being” in accordance with a written plan of care.