From California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR); Help end the drugging of California nursing home residents. The goal of the campaign is to stop nursing homes and doctors from misusing dangerous antipsychotic drugs and other types of psychoactive drugs to chemically restrain residents and to replace drugging with individualized care. Through education, advocacy and … Read more
https://rafu.com/2022/01/priority-healthcare-reform-legislation-advances/ The grassroots lobbying work of Save Our Seniors Network continues with the advance of AB 1400 and AB 1502 SACRAMENTO — At its first State Capitol hearing of the 2022 legislative session, the Assembly Committee on Health considered a dozen bills over the course of a seven-hour hearing on Jan. 11. Save Our Seniors … Read more
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
https://laist.com/special-reports/nursing-homes-renew.php By Elly Yu and Aaron Mendelson Published Apr 6, 2021 Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain “California has, in a sense, rolled out the red carpet for bad providers,” Tony Chicotel, an attorney with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, recently told LAist. “It doesn’t matter if you’re … Read more
We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your Oct. 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279.
AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 “ayes” to 10 “nos” (95%) cumulative vote in the Legislature, and was determined by both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Appropriations to have negligible fiscal impact.
This bill was designed to prevent involuntary, medically non-necessary transfers of residents from an intermediate care facility (ICF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF), and to halt significant reductions in services thereat, during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2021/10/newsom-admin-ripped-for-nursing-home-policies/ California’s reputation as a national leader in the COVID response was turned on its head Tuesday, when state lawmakers launched a blistering attack on the Newsom administration’s handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic. Meanwhile, death rates continue to climb at Kei-Ai Los Angeles. Kei-Ai Los Angeles leads CA nursing homes in cumulative … Read more
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-01/california-orders-skilled-nursing-facilities-to-accept-coronavirus-patients As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes — who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus — California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if they have the disease. The order comes amid a … Read more
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