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State Nursing Home Transparency Website Not so Transparent about Sexual Abuse

KPBS recently reported that details of sexual abuse complaints are obscured or missing from California’s nursing home transparency website, Cal Health Find. KPBS found that some sexual abuse complaints are substantiated, meaning the allegations are deemed likely to be true, but no fines are issued to the nursing homes where the abuse took place. Additionally, information posted on the State website fails to differentiate between sexual abuse committed by residents versus sexual abuse committed by staff. Overall, the story highlights the extent to which sexual abuse occurs in nursing homes and the State’s lack of interest in stopping it or informing the public about it.
(posted November 1, 2022)