CANHR Press Conference 5-20-2020

CANHR May 20 2020 Press Conference

CANHR staff, family members of nursing home residents and representatives from other advocacy organizations including Disability Rights California, Justice in Aging, Western Center on Law and Poverty and the Institute on Aging announced their opposition to proposed cuts in home and community based services, and the reinstitution of draconian Medi-Cal recovery policies. CANHR also called for reinstating visitation rights for family members of nursing home and assisted living residents who have not seen their family members for over two months.

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Latest CANHR Press Release

BUDGET CUTS AND COVID – A DEATH SENTENCE FOR LOW-INCOME SENIORS AND THE DISABLED

CONTACTS: Patricia McGinnis, Executive Director, CANHR (415) 974-5171 patm@canhr.org Pauline Shatara, Deputy Director, CANHR (415) 974-5171 pauline@canhr.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2020 San Francisco, CA – California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform will hold a press conference at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 via Zoom to announce their opposition to proposed cuts in home and community based services, the reinstitution of draconian Medi-Cal recovery policies and  will call for reinstating visitation rights for family members of nursing home and assisted living residents who have not seen their family members for over two months.

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Newsom Administration Plans to Gut Home and Community Based Services, Use Savings to Fund Large Increases for Substandard Nursing Homes

Does California have the money to maintain its vital programs that are aimed at keeping people who need long term care at home and out of nursing homes? It turns out it does, but the Administration has decided to terminate, gut and slash those programs in order to further enrich unscrupulous nursing home operators who are using the pandemic as cover for their latest money grab at the Capitol.

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GAO Study Finds Persistent Subpar Infection Control and Enforcement in Nursing Homes

A new GAO study has found an extraordinary number of nursing homes have been cited for poor infection control practices in recent years and state nursing home enforcement agencies almost never find these poor practices harmful.  The GAO reports that 82% of the nation’s nursing homes were cited for bad infection prevention in 2013-2017, ranging from staff members failing to wash their hands to failing to isolate sick and infectious residents. 

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Urge Governor Newsom to Implement CANHR’s Emergency Action Plan to Save Lives of Long-Term Care Facility Residents

Published April 10th, Recommendations Updated April 25th, 2020, introduction updated May 21st The last few months have been an unimaginable tragedy for many long-term care facility residents and their loved ones throughout California. Thousands of residents have died, suffered severe illnesses, or been hospitalized as COVID-19 outbreaks sweep through their facilities. Locked away from their loved ones, residents are suffering and dying alone in facilities that are not prepared or staffed to keep them safe during this pandemic.

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Latest Free Webinar Recording

COVID-19: Advocating for Nursing Home Residents – Part VI

Courtesy of The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care  The landscape of COVID-19 response in nursing homes continues to evolve rapidly at the federal and state levels. In Part VI of the webinar series, Consumer Voice, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition and Justice in Aging reviewed the latest updates, issuances from CMS, legislation, and strategies for advocates and families.

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