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Professional Publications

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  • One copy of all of CANHR’s training materials and CDs are free to IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Programs. Contact the CANHR office for more information.

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Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar


This one-hour webinar will review the new provisions effective January 1, 2017: whose estate can be subject to recovery? what is and is not included in “estate” for the purposes of recovery? do spouses need to worry about recovery anymore? What is a homestead of modest value in California? These and other questions will be answered. Presented by Patricia McGinnis, CANHR Executive Director and Peter Stern, Esq.
Includes webinar recording (mov.file), 1 hour MCLE, and Materials

2015 Attorney Estate Planning Webinar Series


All four trainings are recorded in video format and will include the slides in PDF format on a flash drive for $50.00. The series of four (4) webinar sessions include:

  1. Medi-Cal Basics Part I & II
  2. Special Needs Trusts in the Era of SSA’s Challenges
  3. Understanding VA Aid and Attendance Benefits.

1.5 MCLE credits for each session, including paralegal and Legal Specialization credits (6 hours in all.)

Attorney Reference Manual USB Drive


This Attorney Reference Manual includes pertinent federal laws and guidelines; selected state regulations currently in use for long term care Medi-Cal; selected All County Welfare Directors letters and policies and procedures from the Medi-Cal Eligibility Branch; relevant correspondence with State officials regarding implementation of MCCA and OBRA 93 provisions; and special sections on trusts and annuities and Medi-Cal Recovery.

A Consumer’s Guide to Financial Considerations and
Medi-Cal Eligibility (April 2017)


Outlines requirements for Medi-Cal. Includes discussion of protection of assets, including the home, when a spouse enters a nursing home. Booklets available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Bulk Prices Available.

Toxic Medicine: What You Should Know to Fight the Misuse of Psychoactive Drugs in Nursing Homes.

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This new guidebook covers the basics regarding psychoactive drugs in nursing homes, from a description of their uses and side effects to an examination of the applicable laws. Releasing the guide is just the first stage of CANHR's 2010 Campaign to End Inappropriate Drugging of California Nursing Home Residents. Click here to Read more...

California Conservatorship Defense – A Guide for Advocates

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This Guide is believed to be the first publication devoted exclusively to the representation of probate conservatees faced with deprivations of their rights. The issues covered include the ethical implications of representing a person with alleged mental capacity problems, fighting the standard of proof, and ways of limiting a conservator’s powers. The Guide is available for $10. Legal services programs are eligible for a free copy.

A Small Claims Guide for RCFE Residents with CD (2009)


This guide is designed to assist RCFE (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) residents in protecting their rights, helping them resolve violations of their rights and, if applicable, receiving compensation for an RCFE’s bad conduct through small claims court.
Bulk Prices Available.

A Small Claims Guide for Nursing Home Residents with CD (2008)


This guide is designed to assist nursing home residents in protecting their rights, helping them resolve violations of their rights and, if applicable, receiving compensation for the nursing home’s bad conduct through small claims court.
Bulk Prices Available.

Recovering Compensation for Victims of Elder Abuse in California (2018)

Free Download (pdf)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of seniors become victims of elder abuse. Their losses can range from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands to even millions. Under certain circumstances, victims may receive reimbursement for their losses following a criminal conviction, recover compensation through a civil lawsuit, or receive some compensation from certain government victim funds. This guidebook is designed to help professionals who work with victims of elder abuse navigate the system and recover losses.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Is One Right for You? (2009)

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A 14- page consumer’s guide that provides essential information to make an informed decision regarding whether a Continuing Care Retirement Community is right for you. It includes a 4-page personal questionnaire insert, Points to Consider for CCRC Consumers, to aid in your decision-making. Click above to download a free copy of the Guide and the insert.

Page Last Modified: July 26, 2018