This article is related to AB 1502, Sponsored by CANHR. By Eli Kirshbaum, State of Reform, May 23 2022 According to supporters of Assembly Bill 1502, a number of nursing home operators in California are running their facilities without proper licenses, and their unregulated practices are significantly undermining patient care. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), according to the bill, is allowing this to continue through lax oversight practices.
California moves to toughen state’s nursing home oversight￼
This article is related to AB 1502, Sponsored by CANHR By Don Thompson, AP News, January 31 2022 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday moved to strengthen the state’s oversight of nursing homes, barring anyone from operating a skilled nursing facility without a license. Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi said his bill would give the California Department of Public Health stronger authority to block unqualified and unethical owners by shutting down what he said is an increasing number of for-profit nursing home chains operating unlicensed nursing homes.
Bill Ending ‘Zombie Licenses’ for Nursing Homes Moves Forward in California Legislature￼
This article is related to AB 1502, Sponsored by CANHR By JW August, Times of San Diego, January 27 2022 If you want to drive a car in California you need a driver’s license. In San Diego County all dogs must be licensed. But if you own a nursing home, you can buy another home or chain of facilities, and no license is required. Unlike a driver who is in multiple accidents or an animal that’s attacked someone, there are no rules when it comes to the purchase or sale of nursing homes, no matter how ugly the track record of the firm buying or selling a nursing home.
CA Legislature Passes ‘Eviction Moratorium’ For Senior Home Residents During Pandemic. But It’s Too Late For Some.
This article is related to AB 279, Sponsored by CANHR. By Josie Huang, LAist, August 30, 2021 Tomiko Nakayama, 93, had hoped to stay at her senior home in Boyle Heights for the rest of her life. (Josie Huang/LAist) Tomiko Nakayama watched anxiously as the lunch crowd at her senior care facility for Japanese Americans rapidly thinned over the summer.
COVID-19 le arrebata la vida a uno de cada cuatro californianos en asilos
Este artículo está relacionado con todo el PROTECT Plan. Por: Araceli Martínez Ortega, La Opinión, 04 de Mayo 2021 Muchos adultos mayores perdieron la vida en los asilos de California debido a COVID. (Getty Images/AFP) Susana Hernández ha trabajado por 14 años como cocinera en un hogar para ancianos y personas discapacitadas en la ciudad de Davis, California. “Al igual que mis compañeros, me contagié del virus y desafortunadamente lo llevé a mi casa e infecté a mi hija de 13 años y a mi hermano.
New reform measures target fraud, kickbacks in California’s end-of-life care industry
This article is related to SB 664, Supported by CANHR. By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times, April 30 2021 A well-worn office building on Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys is home to more than a dozen hospice providers. Los Angeles County hospices have multiplied sixfold in the last decade and now account for more than half of the state’s roughly 1,200 Medicare-certified providers.
Save Our Seniors Urges Department of Health to Reject Sakura ICF ‘Transition Plan’
This article is related to AB 279 (Muratsuchi), sponsored by CANHR. By Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles Japanese Daily News The following letter was sent on April 5 to Cassie Dunham, acting deputy director of the California Department of Public Health, by Taiji Miyagawa and David Emiliano Zapata Maldonado, Ph.D. on behalf of the Save Our Seniors Network Coordinating Committee.
Watchdog groups laud proposals to improve nursing home care and call for other changes
This article is related to SB 650 (Stern), sponsored by CANHR. By Rachel Baldauf, The Washington Post, March 9 2021 Legislative action targets infection control and financial transparency Patient advocacy groups are praising two proposals by state and federal lawmakers aimed at improving infection-control protocols and financial transparency in nursing homes, struck by a crushing stretch of deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Column: How did a home built for Japanese American seniors become the state’s deadliest nursing facility?
This article is related to AB 279 (Muratsuchi), sponsored by CANHR. By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times, March 1 2021 A wave of coronavirus infections and deaths hit the Kei-Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center over the holidays. It has recorded at least 97 COVID-19 deaths. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Tracy and her family agonized over moving her grandmother from the nursing facility in Boyle Heights where she had lived comfortably for four years, especially in the middle of a pandemic.
Sakura Gardens retirement home, a last vestige of Japanese American Boyle Heights, faces partial closure
This article is related to AB 279 (Muratsuchi), sponsored by CANHR. By Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2021 Laura Morita Bethel directs traffic during a protest at the Sakura Gardens intermediate care facility.(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) Kotoko Toji has lived in Los Angeles since the 1950s but speaks little English. When it came time to move to a retirement home 15 years ago, she had a request: Sakura Gardens.
Dying Californians suffer harm and neglect from an industry meant to comfort them
This article is related to SB 664, Supported by CANHR. By Kim Christensen and Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times, March 9 2021 A well-worn office building on Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys is home to more than a dozen hospice providers. Los Angeles County hospices have multiplied sixfold in the last decade and now account for more than half of the state’s roughly 1,200 Medicare-certified providers.
End-of-life care has boomed in California. So has fraud targeting older Americans
This article is related to SB 664, Supported by CANHR. Ellie Craig Goldstein holds a pouch containing sentimental items from her brother, Peter Craig. Three years after Peter’s death, his sisters Ellie and Joyce Craig are haunted by the memory of his final hours. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) By Kim Christensen, Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times, December 9 2020 Martin Huff was 67 when he fell off his bicycle, banged up his knee and spent a couple of hours in a Riverside County emergency room before walking out under his own power.
What you need to know if you or a loved one requires end-of-life care
This article is related to SB 664, Supported by CANHR. By Ben Poston, Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times, December 9 2020 An office building on Victory Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley is home to several hospice providers.(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) Conceived as an end-of-life option for terminally ill patients, hospices provide palliative care, medications, nursing services and counseling for those diagnosed with six months or less to live.