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Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (Sacramento) is introducing a bill that would help improve transparency of nursing home ownership. While some information related to nursing home ownership is available on the website of the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development, the information is often times confusing and unclear. Nursing home operations are increasingly making the structure…

On February 23, 2015, the California Court of Appeal published the decision of Lemaire vs. Covenant Care California, LLC. In the case, a resident’s daughter filed a lawsuit against a Covenant Care nursing home alleging that the facility violated her mother’s rights by failing to have nurses’ notes be clear and legible, dated and signed…including…

Often times facilities will take the position that a facility acquired bedsore or pressure sore was “unavoidable.” Facilities will often say that a bedsore developed “overnight” or that a sore is not due to pressure, but due to a patient’s decreased vascularity. In truth, facility acquired pressure sores are due to neglect and the failure…

Families often struggle with the decision to place an older loved one into a nursing home, residential care facility and/or assisted living facility. Loved ones struggle with the difficult decision of having to place the care of a loved one into the hands of a third party. They must balance this difficult decision with the…

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