FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 FUNERAL EXPENSES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-04-CCLD April 6, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES ALL CHILD CARE LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS ALL CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES ALL HOME CARE ORGANIZATION LICENSEES ALL HOME CARE AIDES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 FUNERAL EXPENSES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-04-CCLD informs Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) licensees of the Adult and Senior Care, Children’s Residential Programs, licensees and providers of the Child Care Program, Home Care Organization licensees, and Home Care Aides about assistance available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with COVID-19 funeral expenses.

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Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain

By Elly Yu AND Aaron Mendelson, LAIST, April 6 2021 At a nursing home in Glendale, a certified nursing assistant was charged with raping a mentally ill patient in her room. After the incident, according to investigators, the victim said she felt “scared, sad, wanted to kill herself.” At a facility in Simi Valley, the daughter of one elderly resident told LAist that staff didn’t adequately care for her mother, who developed a gruesome bedsore.

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

By Jocelyn Wiener, CalMatters, April 6, 2021 A CalMatters investigation reveals an opaque licensing process for California nursing homes, rife with indecision and contradictions. Officials have let the state’s largest nursing home owner and his companies operate 18 homes for years while failing to decide whether to grant the required licenses. The virus swept through Country Villa Sheraton nursing home in Los Angeles in the past year, killing 24 residents.

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