The Current State of Visitation Rights in Long Term Care Facilities

On July 21, SOS Network’s friends and allies, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) hosted a town hall for California residents of long term care facilities, their families, and their friends, to discuss the state of resident visitation rights.   Here is the video replay of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH6oPPdEsjY

Evictions of Seniors Must be Stopped – Especially Because of the Delta Variant!

As we approach the hearing date for AB 279 on July 15 in the CA Senate Appropriations Committee, we should be reminding members of that body that there is virtually no cost to the State for passing a piece of legislation that simply calls for an end to evictions from senior nursing home facilities and … Read more

US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes

Pandemic Exposes Need for Improvements in Staffing, Oversight, Accountability https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/25/us-concerns-neglect-nursing-homes “Even before the pandemic, the US government failed to ensure that nursing homes were adequately staffed and regulated,” said Laura Mills, researcher on older people’s rights at Human Rights Watch. “The huge number of deaths in nursing homes from Covid-19 and emerging reports of neglect … Read more

Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds

‘In many cases there were real lapses of oversight,’ says a director on GAO’s health care team Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds The Sakura Intermediate Care Facility in Boyle Heights has been kept 100% COVID-19 free.  We are not yet out of the pandemic.  There is no … Read more

If Laguna Honda Could Manage COVID-19, Why Not Pacifica Companies at Kei-Ai LA?

Laguna Honda’s COVID-19 Outbreak Offers Lessons for Other Long-Term Care Homes This week San Francisco health officials have begun testing everyone at skilled nursing facilities for COVID-19, beginning with the county-run Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, where an early outbreak has amassed 21 cases of the virus among patients and staff. It could have … Read more

California nursing homes got insider access to Newsom’s health care regulators. Here’s how

By Jason Pohl and Ryan Sabalow July 02, 2020 05:00 AM, Updated July 02, 2020 02:35 PM Read the Sacramento Bee article here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article243943317.html SOS Network: This is an important article to read to understand the workings of the CA State government and for understanding the powerful influence that full-time lobbyists for private interests have … Read more

California oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’

by Jocelyn Wiener April 6, 2021, Updated April 16, 2021 As COVID-19 has transformed many nursing homes into death traps, the role of state regulators has become even more critical in protecting some of California’s most vulnerable residents.Since the pandemic began, state records show, more than 9,000 nursing home residents have died of the virus … Read more

L.A. County’s nursing home oversight division under scrutiny

Advocates hope that attention evoked by the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in more than 3,930 COVID-19 related deaths of nursing home residents and staff in the county, will help strengthen oversight of troubled nursing homes in the region. Brenda Gazzar, LA Daily News, April 16, 2021 “(HFID is) not there to make sure facilities … Read more