Latest CANHR Alerts

Laguna Honda Residents Can Stay at Laguna Honda

The Current Situation Due to continued quality of care violations, Laguna Honda has been threatened with loss of its ability to get paid by Medicare and Medi-Cal. Most Laguna Honda residents have their care paid for by Medicare or Medi-Cal. But nothing is settled at this point. Laguna Honda announced that it is filing a new application to be paid by Medicare and Medi-Cal.

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National Academy of Science Calls for Bold Reform of Nursing Home Care

On April 6, 2022, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes released a 605 page report – The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality; Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families and Staff – that is meant to be a blueprint for desperately needed reform of nursing home care.

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CANHR Zoom Town Halls

The Roller Coaster Continues – Long Term Care Facility Visitation, February 2022 Updates

This CANHR webinar provides an update about the current policies and problems with visitation in long term care facilities. On February 7, the State Department of Public Health issued new guidance for nursing homes and for assisted living facilities that basically re-set visitation to the pre-Omicron policies but with some important changes.

In this webinar, we inform participants and viewers of the current state of the visitation rules, explain how advocacy can be used to gain more visitation access, and answer key visitation questions.

Thank you to our guest speakers from the Essential Caregivers Coalition.

CANHR Press Conferences

CANHR Press Conference January 12 2022

On January 7, a new state policy went into effect requiring visitors of long term care facility residents to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Due to testing shortages throughout the state, the new policy is equivalent to a lockout of critical resident visitors. The lockout is particularly dangerous as visitors commonly provide essential caregiving to residents and arrives at a time when widespread staffing shortages are expected in facilities. The testing policy defies federal law and is creating more harm than good.

Speakers at the press conference briefly reviewed the visitation testing requirement, explained why it is irrational and dangerous, and recounted how it is affecting their own ability to visit with loved ones.

Thank you to our guest speakers from the Essential Caregivers Coalition.