Nursing home data on COVID-19 cases filled with holes. California’s largest cities brace for budget cuts. Tom Steyer tapped to lead economic recovery.
Some nursing homes may run afoul of California officials, who say they may be required to accept recovering, but still infectious, COVID-19 patients.
Throughout the pandemic, government officials have struggled to accurately track the thousands of vulnerable seniors and disabled people who contracted COVID-19 in nursing homes.
The pandemic has layered a health crisis on top of a housing crisis on top of a class divide. A clear pattern has emerged as the coronavirus spares some California neighborhoods and strikes others: The virus takes a heavier toll in neighborhoods where people pack into overcrowded homes, according to a CalMatters analysis of neighborhood-level […]
It is essential in this aging state that California structures its funding for skilled nursing care in a way that promotes high-quality care.
Housing costs have forced many board-and-care homes to shutter. Mental health advocates say the closures will exacerbate the homeless crisis in California.
Superintendents say budget cuts could delay start of school year. Cuts to adult day programs could force more seniors into nursing homes.
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When we discuss long-term care for seniors, we are not discussing placing people in nursing homes when they need help taking care of themselves. Long-term care is so much more than that. A larger portion of the long-term care discussion involves in-home care services that enable seniors to age in place with dignity and independence.