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CANHR "News & Notes" E-Newsletter Archive



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5/2/2017 CANHR News & Notes April 2017 Upcoming Events
  • May 2017 Los Angeles Social Worker Training
4/3/2017 CANHR News & Notes March 2017 Upcoming Events
  • SF State Gerontology Program's 30th Anniversary Honoring State Senator Mark Leno
  • May 2017 Los Angeles Social Worker Training
3/1/2017 CANHR News & Notes February 2017 Resources Upcoming Events
  • SF State Gerontology Program's 30th Anniversary Honoring State Senator Mark Leno
  • May 2017 Los Angeles Social Worker Training
2/2/2017 CANHR News & Notes January 2017
1/9/2017 CANHR News & Notes December 2016 Upcoming Events
  • CCRC Residents Forum
12/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes November 2016
11/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes October 2016 ON SALE
  • New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Effective January 1, 2017 Booklet-$1  
  • Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar: Recording On Sale Now $25 - 1 hr MCLE; Materials Included
10/5/2016 CANHR News & Notes September 2016 On Sale
  • Pre-Order By October 14th - New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Effective January 1, 2017 Booklet-$1
  • Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar: Recording On Sale Now $25 - 1 hr MCLE; Materials Included
9/2/2016 CANHR News & Notes August 2016
  • Judge Orders Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility to Stop Abuse and Evictions
  • Court of Appeal Vindicates Nursing Home Readmission Rights 
  • Judge Issues Decisions in Cases Challenging Medicare’s Appeal Process
  • Judge Orders Medicare Agency to Provide More Education per Settlement in Jimmo, the “Improvement Standard” Case
  • CMS Adds New Quality Measures to Its Nursing Home Compare Website
  • CMS Directs States to Prevent Humiliation of Residents Via Social Media
  • CCL Issues First Enhanced Fines for Death of Assisted Living Residents
Upcoming Events  
  • Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar
8/2/2016 CANHR News & Notes July 2016
  • DPH Introduces Horrible Bill Threatening Nursing Home Residents  
  • New York Times Calls for Ban on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements
  • Department of Public Health Denies Ownership Applications by California’s Largest Nursing Home Operator
  Upcoming Events  
  • Webinar Series for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, and Other Professionals Working With Elders in the Community
7/5/2016 CANHR News & Notes June 2016
  • Governor Brown signed SB 833 - Major Changes to the Medi-Cal Recovery Program
  • Forced Exodus: How Avalon Care Center Abandoned Its Promises and Cleared Out Its Residents
  • Medicare Releases Draft Proposal For Patient Observation Notice
  • Complaints About Discharges and Evictions from Nursing Facilities are Up 57%
  • Filipino Care Home Owners to Pay Workers $718K in Back Wages
  • Bill to Increase Nursing Home Staffing Requirements Moves Forward
  • CaringKind Releases Guidelines on Dementia Care
6/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes May 2016
  • Nursing Home Chain Ownership Changes are Linked to Poor Quality of Care
  • Illegal Nursing Home Evictions Not Just a California Problem   
  • New Nursing Home Complaint Investigation Deadlines Take Effect on July 1, 2016
  • Legislation Update
5/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes April 2016
  • SB 33 (Hernandez) - Medi-Cal Recovery Reform! Act Now
  • Sacramento Bee Reports Shifting Population in California Nursing Homes Creates ‘Dangerous Mix’
  • Updated 2016 Aged & Disabled Medi-Cal Threshold and APPR 
  • Justice in Aging has Produced Two New Fact Sheets for Advocates and Consumers that Outline the Basics of Durable Medical Equipment 
  • Support Needed for AB 1655 (Dodd): Medi-Cal Personal Needs Allowance 
  • Troubling Legislation by Nursing Home Industry Moves Forward
  • The Older Americans Act Finally Clears Congress
4/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes March 2016
  • Complaint Reports Against RCFEs Now Available Online
  • Medicare Beneficiaries Still Denied Coverage Due to Illegal Use of Improvement Standard
  • Trial Begins in Whistleblower Lawsuit Against DPH on Charges State Investigator was Forced to Close Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Investigations
  • U.S. Senator Asks Regulators to Take Action to Stop Abuse Against Nursing Home Residents on Social Media
  • Department of Justice Launches Regional Nursing Home Task Forces Including Northern California
2/28/2016 CANHR News & Notes February 2016
  • Support Needed for New CANHR Sponsored Bills
  • CANHR v. Dooley Case on Hospital Dumping in the News
  • California Court Prohibits Nursing Home Decisionmaking for Unrepresented Residents Due to Lack of Notice
  • Community Care Licensing Introduces New Legislation on Civil Penalties
  • Brookdale Facility to Pay $1 Million in Wrongful Death Settlement
  • Inspector General of Social Security Issues Fraud Advisory
  • New Brief Examines How Non-Financial Factors Affect Retirement Decisions
1/2016 CANHR News & Notes January 2016
  • State Tells Illegally Evicted Nursing Home Residents To Get Lost
  • Nursing Home Industry and Legislature Team Up to Defeat AB 927 (McCarty)
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy Issues Alert on Illegal Medicare “Discharges” by Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • BankSafe: A Comprehensive Approach to Better Serving and Protecting Consumers
12/2015 CANHR News & Notes December 2015
  • CANHR Sues State to Stop Illegal Dumping of Nursing Home Residents
  • New POLST Law Permits Non-Physicians to Write End-of-Life Orders
  • Medicare to Cover Advance Care Planning Effective January 1
  • New Form To Request Medi-Cal Expenses Subject to Estate Recovery
  • Nursing Home Workers Fired over Posting Abusive Videos of Elderly
  • State Investigates Modesto Nursing Home over Patient Transfers
  • AB 927 to be Heard in Assembly Health on January 12
  • 2016 Cost of Living Adjustments
10/2015 CANHR News & Notes October 2015
  • War on Poor Elders: House Committee looking at reducing Medicaid Home Equity Caps and Community Spouse Income
  • Shlomo Rechnitz Owned Nursing Homes Under Investigation Again
  • Governor Brown Signs Residential Care Ownership Suitability Law
  • CANHR Submits Extensive Comments to CMS about Nursing Home Rule Overhaul
  • Ombudsman/Attorney Partnership Leads to Better-Late-Than-Never DPH Enforcement
  • The Medicare Payment System Needs to be Reevaluated
  • Why Do People Lapse Their Long Term Care Insurance?
  • Can Nursing Homes Get 300,000 Dementia Patients Off Deadly Antipsychotics?
10/2015 CANHR News & Notes September 2015
  • Nursing Homes Reap Billion Dollar Windfall by Exploiting Medicare Billing System for Therapy
  • More Misery for the Poor - AB 139 Transfer on Death Deeds Signed into Law
  • Medi-Cal Recovery Regulations Finalized
  • Heat Wave Turns Deadly; Nursing Homes Responsible for Resident Safety 
  • FINRA Board Approves Rulemaking Item to Protect Seniors and Other Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation 
  • America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker
  • CDC Advises Nursing Homes to Stop Misusing Antibiotics
  • CMS Extends Deadline for Comments on Proposed Nursing Home Requirements of Participation
  • Health for Family Caregivers Workshop
9/2015 CANHR News & Notes August 2015
  • Department of Public Health Takes “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” Approach to Nursing Home Abuse
  • Salinas RCFE Colonial Manor Served with Suspension Order
  • Nursing Home Industry Tries to Rig Federal Regulations
  • Shlomo Rechnitz Owned Nursing Homes Charged with Crimes and Other Offenses
  • CANHR Legislation Moves Forward
  • CCL Issues Illegal "Guidelines" for Video Surveillance in RCFEs
  • MyRA Account
  • Time for Transformation - Collaboration between Adult Protective Services (APS), Legal Services, and Civil Litigators
  • Medi-Cal & Medi-Cal Recovery Training in Sacramento
  • Health for Family Caregivers Workshop
8/2015 CANHR News & Notes July 2015
  • CMS Proposes Changes to the Nursing Home Requirements of Participation
  • AB 348 (Brown) Moves Forward with Strong Support
  • The Shut Out: Why Have Humboldt County's Skilled Nursing Facilities Stopped Accepting Patients
  • Governor Gives Nursing Home Operators Five-Year Rate Increase with No Staffing Increase
  • Assisted Living Inspection Reports Now Available On-Line
  • CMS Launches Star Rating System for Home Health Agencies
  • L.A. County Approves New Contract with Troubled Nursing Home Inspection Program
  • The 2015 United States of Aging Survey – Top Concerns of Older Americans
  • Free Consumer Guide on Resolving Nursing Home Problems from Justice in Aging
7/2015 CANHR News & Notes June 2015
  • CANHR v. Chapman: Court Order Protects Nursing Home Residents
  • California's Largest Nursing Home Owner Under Fire From Government Regulators
  • Audit Report Slams California's Oversight of Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans
  • Bill to Limit Efforts to Recoup Medi-Cal Costs from Patients' Estates Passes Unanimously in CA Senate
  • The Elder Justice Roadmap Released by the Justice Department
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Released Results of Reverse Mortgage Study
  • SAVE THE DATE - September 16th - APS & Legal Services Training
  • Medi-Cal & Medi-Cal Recovery Training in Sacramento
6/2015 CANHR News & Notes May 2015
  • The Epidemic in Nursing Home Evictions
  • Legislation Update – Key Bills Move Forward
  • Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Scam Leads to Lawsuit
  • Senate Bill 843: Observation Status Would Count Toward Hospital inpatient Stay
  • A $3.8 Million Bummer
  • Feds Strike a Blow for Freedom: $380K Fine for Locking Up Nursing Home Resident  
  • Save the Date- CANHR’s Medi-Cal Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers & Other Professionals
5/2015 CANHR News & Notes April 2015
  • As Nursing Homes Chase Lucrative Patients, Quality of Care is Said to Lag
  • Justice in Aging Issues Policy Brief on Failures in California's Assisted Living System
  • CANHR Bills Move Forward
  • CMS Proposes Rules on Staffing Data Collection for Nursing Homes
  • LTCCC Issues National Report on State Survey Agency Performance
  • CANHR Publications Now Available for Free Download
  • Estate Planning for Long Term Care
    Spring 2015 Attorney Online Training Series
4/2015 CANHR News & Notes March 2015
  • CANHR’s Executive Director Testifies at Hearing on California Department of Health’s Oversight of Nursing Homes
  • CANHR Executive Director interviewed on PBS Newshour on Medicaid Recovery
  • CANHR Attorney Testifies Before State Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Justice in Aging Issues Policy Brief on the Fiction of "Assistance with Self-Administration" of Medications in RCFEs
  • CANHR Releases "Your Right to Leave": a Guide for Battling Forced Placement in Long-Term Care Facilities
  • New Financial Abuse Study
  • 2015 Rates from the Department of Public Health
  • Legislative Committees to Hear CANHR Sponsored Bills in April
3/2015 CANHR News & Notes February 2015
  • AB 927 (McCarty) The Nursing Home Ownership Disclosure Act of 2015 Introduced
  • AB 601 (Eggman) Introduced to Strengthen Disclosure and Suitability of RCFE Ownership
  • Victory for Center for Investigative Reporting: Public Disclosure of Citations issued to Facilities for Developmentally Disabled
  • VA Proposes Controversial Regulations on Aid & Attendance Eligibility
  • Governor Proposes Major Increase in Nursing Home Rates with No Accountability
  • Governor Seeks Hundreds of New Positions for Department of Public Health
  • DPH Leadership Transition Underway
  • CMS Improves Nursing Home 5-Star Ratings
  • Administration on Aging Publishes Final Long Term Care Ombudsman Regulations
2/2015 CANHR News & Notes January 2015
  • Paramount Meadows fined $75,000 for Resident Death
  • MacLay Health Center fined $75,000 for Resident Death
  • Governor Seeks Hundreds of New Positions for DPH
  • Superior Court Judge Orders Timely Decisions on Medi-Cal
  • U.S. District Court Strikes Down Fair Labor Standard Act Rules
  • CMS Issues Guidance on CPR in Nursing Homes
  • Reporting Complaints or Concerns Regarding RCFEs
  • New VA Pension Numbers Released for 2015
1/2015 CANHR News & Notes December 2014
  • Resignation of Department of Public Health Director Provides Opportunity for New Leadership at Troubled Agency
  • Omnicare Facing New Federal Charges Involving Drugging of Nursing Home Residents
  • NPR Hits on Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes
  • Fresno Area Nursing Home Closure Raises New Concerns About Operator and DPH
  • New RCFE Laws for 2015
  • CANHR is Hiring
  • Dementia Care California Trainings: Sustaining Momentum and Success
12/2014 CANHR News & Notes November 2014
  • Unmasked: How California’s Largest Nursing Home Chains Perform
  • LA County Health Department Allegedly Falsified Nursing Home Probe Records
  • Center for Public Integrity Finds Widespread Inflation of Nursing Home Staffing Levels
  • The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) Implementation is cancelled in Alameda County
  • CANHR is Hiring
  • Support CANHR When You Purchase Holiday Gifts on Amazon.com
  • Happy Thanksgiving from CANHR
  • Dementia Care California Trainings: Sustaining Momentum and Success
11/2014 CANHR News & Notes October 2014
  • State Auditor Finds the Department of Public Health is Placing Nursing Home Residents at Risk
  • Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays
  • Four Assisted Living Providers Were Cited More Than $3 Million for Labor Violations
  • LA County Officials Reduce Penalties in 3 Nursing Home Deaths
  • CANHR Publication: "Medi-Cal Recovery: What you Need to Know and How to Avoid It"
  • Alzheimer's Disease Circle of Care: 10th Annual Conference for Families
  • Health Fair for Seniors and other Medicare Beneficiaries
10/2014 CANHR News & Notes September 2014
  • RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Bills Signed into Law!
  • The Governor Vetoes SB 1124, While Onerous Recovery Regulations Proposed
  • The 70% Left Behind
  • Senior Health and Resource Fair - Newark
  • 22nd Annual Senior Resource and Wellness Fair - San Jose
09/2014 CANHR News & Notes August 2014
  • For the Department of Social Services, The More Things Change...
  • Medi-Cal Recovery Reform on its way to Governor Brown’s Desk:
    Contact the Governor's Office - Tell Him You Want This Bill Signed!
  • Nursing Home Citation Report 2013
  • CANHR is Hiring a Long Term Care Advocate
  • Medicare’s Flawed Rating System for Nursing Homes
  • President Obama Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements
  • Federal Legislation Introduced Requiring a RN in Nursing Homes 24/7
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy Sues to Fix Medicare Appeals Process
  • Donate to CANHR When You Shop on Amazon.com
08/2014 CANHR News & Notes July 2014
  • Governor Brown signed AB 1572 (Eggman) Into Law
  • Help Get RCFE Reform to the Governor!
  • AARP Wins Class Action Against Over-drugging of Seniors
  • The University Mound Ladies Home Appears to be Saved
  • Tell Us Your Story - Readmission to a Nursing Home After a Hospital Stay
  • 'Alive Inside' at the Opera Plaza, SF
  • KQED Reports 'Down to the Wire: Lawmakers Have 4 Weeks to Act on Assisted Living Reforms'
  • Online Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and other Professionals: Changes to Medi-Cal Under the Coordinated Care Initiative
  • 'Comfort Care as the New Medicine' Moves to LA
07/2014 CANHR News & Notes June 2014
  • Inspector General Slams California Nursing Home Inspections Again
  • CDPH Approves Skilled Nursing at Redding Veterans Home
  • New CANHR Publication: "Medi-Cal Recovery: What you Need to Know and How to Avoid It"
  • New Advocacy Guide for State HCBS Transition Plans, and National Consumer Groups Request CMS Action
  • CFPB Releases Financial Protection Guide for Assisted Living & Nursing Facilities
  • CCL Launched New RCFE Facility Search Website
  • 'Comfort Care as the New Medicine' Going to Rock SoCal
  • Online Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and other Professionals: Changes to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act
06/2014 CANHR News & Notes May 2014
  • RFCE Reform Act Picking Up Steam
  • Prescott Cole is a Really Big Deal
  • CMS Extends Deadline for Long Term Care Facilities to Install Sprinklers while Davis Nursing Home Fire Displaces 100 Residents
  • U.S. Older Adult Population Will Double by 2050
  • Assisted Living Death Tax Bites the Dust
  • "Comfort as the New Medicine" Comes to San Diego on July 24
05/2014 CANHR News & Notes April 2014
  • SB 1124 (Medi-Cal Recovery & ACA)
  • Los Angeles County Auditor Finds Nursing Home Complaints Not Investigated
  • After DOMA - HHS Announces Important Medicare Information for People in Same-Sex Marriages
  • CMS Meets Goal of 15% Antipsychotic Reduction in Nursing Homes; But 329,000 Residents Still Drugged
  • Assisted Living Death Tax - No Longer Legal
  • Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and Other Professionals: Changes to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal Recovery
  • Attorney Training: ACA Implementation in California and Long Term Care Issues in 2014
04/2014 CANHR News & Notes March 2014
  • Changing California’s Medi-Cal Recovery System: SB 1124 (Hernandez) – Your Support is Needed!
  • OIG Finds One-in-Three Nursing Home Residents Suffer Adverse Events
  • Beware of the Unintended Consequence
  • Educational Healthcare Forum on the Coordinated Care Initiative
  • Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and Other Professionals: Changes to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal Recovery
  • Attorney Training: ACA Implementation in California and
    Long Term Care Issues in 2014
03/2014 CANHR News & Notes February 2014
  • RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Ready for Hearings
  • Human Services Hearing on RCFEs/Assisted Living
  • NSCLC Report Concludes California Lags Other States in Regulating Assisted Living Facilities
  • Legislation Introduced to Force Timely Completion of Nursing Home Complaint Investigations
  • Medi-Cal Expansion and Medi-Cal Recovery – Buyer Beware!
  • “Failure to Improve” - No Longer A Valid Excuse to Discontinue Nursing Home Medicare
  • DOJ Issues Guidelines on Mobility Devices
  • Upcoming Events
02/2014 CANHR News & Notes January 2014
  • RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Unveiled at Capitol Press Conference
  • San Francisco Chronicle Exposes Deplorable Conditions at Eden Manor and Valley Springs Manor
  • DPH Taken to Task for Neglecting Nursing Home Complaints
  • California and the Country Losing Two Congressional Advocates
  • Be On Guard for the “Accredited” VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Advisor
  • ACA Resources Now Available on CANHR Website
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dementia Care Symposium - Thursday, February 6 - Sign up Now!
  • Increasing Accountability in Assisted Living is Subject of Legislative Hearing on February 11th
01/2014 CANHR News & Notes December 2014
  • New Year Brings New Laws on Elder Abuse and Long Term Care
  • 2014 Cost of Living Adjustments
  • CMS Updates Medicare Manual regarding the “Improvement Standard”
  • Upcoming Events
12/2013 CANHR News & Notes November 2013
  • CANHR 17th Annual Elder Law Conference
  • CANHR Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy
  • $2.2 Billion Johnson & Johnson Settlement Sends New Warning:
  • Antipsychotic Drugs Should Not Be Used to Treat Dementia
  • State of California Failed to Conduct Timely Investigations of Nursing Home Complaints
  • Upcoming Events
  • Give to CANHR while you Shop with www.Goodshop.com!
11/2013 CANHR News & Notes October 2013
  • CANHR 17th Annual Elder Law Conference
  • CANHR Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy
  • $2.2 Billion Johnson & Johnson Settlement Sends New Warning:
  • Antipsychotic Drugs Should Not Be Used to Treat Dementia
  • State of California Failed to Conduct Timely Investigations of Nursing Home Complaints
  • Upcoming Events
  • Give to CANHR while you Shop with www.Goodshop.com!
10/2013 CANHR News & Notes September 2013
  • CANHR Releases White Paper on Assisted Living: Unsafe, Unregulated, & Unaccountable
  • CANHR Sues the State to Protect Unrepresented Nursing Home Residents from Abuse
  • Governor Signs Bills Protecting Long-Term Care Residents
  • USA Today Investigates Thefts from Nursing Home Resident Trust Funds
  • Staff Attorney Prescott Cole Takes CANHR Message to Minnesota
  • Website offers Video Training of Oral Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
  • Upcoming Events
09/2013 CANHR News & Notes August 2013
  • CANHR is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of its monthly E-Newletter
  • CANHR Helps Expose Abuse and Neglect in Assisted Living
  • CANHR Campaign to Combat Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care Facilities
  • Governor Signs CANHR-Supported Bill Protecting Conservatee Rights
  • Governor Appoints CANHR Attorney Prescott Cole to the California
  • Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee
  • Upcoming Events