California Law Aims to Aid Appeals Process for Nursing Home Discharges

A new California law effective Wednesday will require nursing homes to offer residents copies of any information on their eviction, helping make appeals against the discharge easier to file. Evictions are one of the most common complaints reported to California’s Long Term Care Ombudsman programs, noted a report produced by CalMatters. In the past five […]

Why CMS Staffing Mandate Could Jumpstart Union Efforts in Nursing Homes

Nursing home and labor leaders believe more labor organizing will happen in conjunction with the forthcoming federal staffing minimum mandate, as the sector has historically seen a low proportion of workers covered by union contracts. Having a federal standard in place could begin collective bargaining efforts, or maybe remove this sticking point in labor negotiations, […]

California Bill Seeks More State Authority on Nursing Home Ownership

Nursing home operators looking to purchase more facilities in California may need to get approval from the state Department of Public Health (CDPH) and meet certain qualifications, according to proposed guidelines introduced in a bill poised this week to move ahead in the state legislature. The state assembly is expected to vote on the bill […]

AARP Sues CMS Over Reduced Fines for Nursing Homes, Claiming Move Put Seniors in Danger

The AARP Foundation and the law firm Constance Cannon filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and outgoing Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Alex Azar, alleging that the federal government put nursing home residents’ lives in danger by weakening enforcement of monetary penalties for nursing homes. The […]