Despite the passage of California Assembly Bill 1502 in January of 2022, California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) is calling for its veto as of September this year.On September 1, 2022, CANHR penned a veto request to Governor Gavin Newsom, asking that he reverse AB 1502. The letter details the many negative changes made […]
California’s nursing home laws have been a work in progress for many years. Despite legislators’ stated intentions, AB 186 and the state’s reimbursement system, AB 1629, have failed to keep owners accountable for their business practices. Instead, these laws give funds to nursing home administration, while residents receive substandard care due to understaffed facilities and […]
Nursing home facilities provide safety and ongoing care for all their residents in California. Unfortunately, residents commonly face self-help evictions from nursing homes or evictions without court orders.
Nursing homes and their staff must provide safe and clean environments for their elderly residents. Residents are vulnerable to infections such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) due to their advanced age, intensive medical treatments, and weakened immune systems.
Nursing home staff members must ensure the wellbeing and comfort of all their residents. This responsibility includes meeting residents’ basic living needs and giving their medications on time. However, many facilities lack the necessary number of workers to provide daily care, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The nursing home understaffing effects include residents […]
When the staff at a nursing home does not follow the standard of patient care, it can be considered nursing home neglect. When a nursing home resident suffers neglect, it can affect their physical and mental health and cause lasting pain and suffering.
Finding a nursing home for your loved one may feel daunting, but the right facility can provide them with a level of care you may be unable to provide at home.
Bedsores and pressure sores are among the most common injuries in nursing homes. Bedsore injuries occur when nursing home staff neglect to move an elderly patient around in their bed, leaving them in one position for too long. Bedsores are often symptoms of wider neglect at an elder care facility.Any bed or pressure sore found […]
California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA) may soon see significant changes affecting medical malpractice cases. Consumer advocacy groups and California lawmakers have agreed to update the MICRA statute. The Assembly Bill (AB 35) for the MICRA changes passed the Senate and Assembly as of May 12, 2022. Crucial MICRA changes include increasing […]