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CANHR Reports

  • No Standards: How Nursing Homes Attempted to Undermine California’s Standard Admission Agreement and Diminish Residents’ Rights (2014) (pdf)
    California nursing homes are required to use a standard admission agreement (SAA) to set forth all the contractual terms of service with their residents.  The adoption of the SAA took twelve contentious years, due to concerns over the content highlighted by a facility-led lawsuit against the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH).  When the dust settled, California had a nursing home SAA that had been through two rounds of regulatory adoption procedures with extensive public comment and a lawsuit where all of the nursing home industry’s objections were heard by a state Superior Court judge.
  • Residential Care in California - Unsafe, Unregulated & Unaccountable (2013) (pdf)
    California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) released the attached report on the crisis in care at California's 7,500 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). The recent abandonment of 14 bedridden residents at Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley highlights the serious problems in oversight and enforcement.
  • Your Right To Visit: A Guide To Visiting Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities and Hospitals (2011) (pdf)
    Visitation is extremely important to hospital patients and residents of long-term care facilities. Studies show visitation is highly correlated with improved quality of life for patients and residents. Visitors to hospitals and long-term care facilities often defer to the institution’s rules about visitation, legal or not. However, such deference lacks the perspective that these institutions are also often the homes of the residents. Visitation rules are only enforceable if they honor the basic rights of the residents.
  • 2007 Citation Report (5/2008) (pdf, 1.7mb)
    Yearly listing of nursing home violations by county with summaries, citation disposition and fine payment.

Assisted Living/Residential Care Studies

Conservatorship & Guardianship

Elder Financial Abuse

Litigation

Long Term Care Demographics

Long Term Care Insurance

Home and Community Based Services

Medicaid/Medi-Cal

Nursing Homes

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