FACT SHEETS – ENGLISH

Updated Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

1 – Nursing Home Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. What is a Nursing Home in California (pdf)
  2. How to Choose a Nursing Home (pdf)
  3. Nursing Home Evaluation Checklist (pdf)
  4. Admission Agreement (pdf)
  5. Arbitration Agreements: Don’t Sign Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements (pdf)
  6. Nursing Home Care Standards (pdf)

Residents’ Rights

  1. Transfer and Discharge Rights (pdf)
  2. Outline of Nursing Home Residents’ Rights (pdf)
  3. Residents’ Rights (pdf)
  4. Theft and Loss (pdf)
  5. Access to Medical Records in California Nursing Homes (pdf)
  6. Restraint Free Care (pdf)
  7. Challenging Hospital Discharge Decisions (pdf)
  8. Nursing Home Eviction Questions and Answers (pdf)
  9. Questions and Answers Regarding Informed Consent (pdf)
  10. Your Right to Leave (pdf)

How to Advocate for Care

  1. Making Care Plans Work (pdf)
  2. A Guide for Preventing Abuse in Long Term Care Facilities (pdf)
  3. Family Councils (pdf)
  4. How to File a Complaint (pdf)
  5. Visitation Rights Guide (pdf)

2 – Residential Care For the Elderly (RCFE) Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Searching for a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE)(pdf)
  2. Overview of Assisted Living/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (pdf)
  3. Admission Agreements (pdf)
  4. Assessment & Care Planning (pdf)
  5. Evaluation Checklist for RCFEs (pdf)
  6. Dementia Care Checklist (pdf)

Residents Rights

  1. Outline of Residents’ Rights, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (pdf) This Outline summarizes present laws and regulations regarding RCFE Residents’ Rights. It is a source of easy reference for advocates in representing clients and for protecting and promoting rights.
  2. Eviction Protections (pdf)
  3. RCFE Closures: Residents’ Rights and Protections (pdf)
  4. Refunds (pdf)
  5. Theft & Loss (pdf)

How to Advocate for Good Care

  1. Resident Councils (pdf)
  2. Family Councils (pdf)
  3. Filing Complaints (pdf) and RCFE Complaint Form (pdf)
  4. Self-Advocacy Approaches for Residents & Family Members (pdf)

Financial Resources

  1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Residential Care Facilities (pdf)
  2. RCFEs & SSI: Fact or Fiction? (pdf)
  3. Board & Care Medi–Cal Deduction (pdf)
  4. What happens when the money runs out? (pdf)
  5. Rate Increases and New Charges: What’s Permitted? (pdf)

3 – Community Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Should I Really Move Into a CCRC? (pdf)
  2. Filling Complaints Against Continuing Care Retirement Communities (pdf)

5 – Elder Abuse Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse (pdf)
  2. Financial Abuse (pdf)
  3. Prevent Elder Financial Abuse (pdf)
    Click here for more information on Elder Abuse
  4. Annuity Basics (pdf)
  5. Annuity Questions for Senior Consumers (pdf)
  6. Reverse Mortgage Suitability: Points to Consider (pdf)
  7. Reverse Mortgage Suitability Worksheet (pdf)
  8. PACE Suitability Worksheet (pdf)

6 – CANHR’s Guide to Reverse Mortgage Alternatives

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Family Lending Guide for Advocates (pdf)
  2. Family Lending Guide for Consumers (pdf)
  3. Sample Secured Promissory Note Agreement (pdf)

7 – Home and Community Based Services Programs (HCBS) Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) (pdf)
  2. Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) (pdf)
  3. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) (pdf) & IHSS Offices in California (pdf)
  4. HCBS Quick Guide

8 – Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Year 2024 Rates and Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) (pdf)

9 – Legal Issues Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. Incapacity: Plan for it Now (pdf)
  2. Planning for Long Term Care (pdf)
  3. Durable Power of Attorney for Property (pdf)
  4. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care/Advance Directives (pdf)
  5. FAQ’s Regarding Probate Conservatorship Problems (pdf)
  6. Probate Conservatorship in California – What You Need to Know (pdf)
  7. Your Right To Visit: A Guide To Visiting Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities and Hospitals (pdf)
  8. Advance Healthcare Directive (pdf)
  9. Advance Healthcare Directive Instructions (pdf)

10 – Other Helpful Information

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  1. “Did You Know?” and “Dear Advocate” archives – helpful consumer information from the CANHR Advocate.
  2. Documenting Decisions in a Pandemic (PDF) – Information on witnessing legal documents while COVID-19 social distancing is in effect.
  3. Toxic Medicine: What You Should Know to Fight the Misuse of Psychoactive Drugs in California Nursing Homes