A Fresno nursing home was fined more than $900,000 in 2018 for poor patient care, but consumers have been hard-pressed to find any public record of the massive penalty or many other big fines.
State health department blasted over nursing home oversight
The California Department of Public Health blames staffing shortages, turnover, training and pandemic pressures at Tuesday’s hearing at the Capitol.
Newsom admin ripped for nursing home policies
Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, October 6. ‘We have to wait for people to die’ California’s reputation as a national leader in the COVID response was turned on its head Tuesday, when state lawmakers launched a blistering attack on the Newsom administration’s handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic. The rebuke of the California Department […]
Shlomo Rechnitz nursing home suit over COVID deaths reflects ‘broken state licensing’
A lawsuit describes nursing home magnate Shlomo Rechnitz and his companies as the “unlicensed owner-operator” of a troubled Redding facility.
‘People are dying as we wait’: Bid to tighten California nursing home oversight sputters
Lawmakers say they’ll take no action this year on a bill requiring nursing home owners and operators to get state approval before they acquire, operate or manage a nursing home.
“Broken” nursing home oversight
Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, April 5. CalMatters politics reporter Ben Christopher here, filling in for Emily Hoeven. Emily will be back next week. Rife with indecision and inconsistencies As California nursing homes slowly recover from the COVID-19 siege that killed thousands, the role of state regulators in protecting the frail and elderly has come […]
Finally some good news for California nursing home residents
More than 9,000 people have died of COVID-19 in California nursing homes, and many others have suffered from isolation. But after a massive vaccination campaign, infections and deaths have plummeted — and nursing homes are cautiously reopening to visitors.
Hospitals seek relaxed rules for nursing, patient discharge
As ICUs are overwhelmed, California hospitals ask the state to loosen rules related to nursing and where patients are discharged. But nurses say hospitals already have too much leeway. “This is not the time to be cutting back on standards of nursing care,” said registered nurse Gerard Brogan.
Counting the dead: Nursing home COVID data a ‘tangled mess’
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.
California should structure funding for skilled nursing to promote high-quality care
It is essential in this aging state that California structures its funding for skilled nursing care in a way that promotes high-quality care.