6 years after mandate, most of state’s nursing home residents had POLST forms
Mar 14, 2022
By 2016, 81% of California’s long-stay residents and 68% of short-stay residents had physician orders for life-sustaining treatment recorded in the MDS.
State effort to cover SNF care, other services falls short
Feb 01, 2022
Skilled nursing care apparently won’t be covered by the state of California under a single-payer health system after lawmakers failed to act on the measure Monday.
Bill would reform nursing home licensing laws
Jan 31, 2022
A new bill would close an unusual loophole in California, requiring all nursing home owners and those planning to buy facilities to get a license before taking control.
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Jan 13, 2022
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California nursing home visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Aug 12, 2021
The state is requiring that all indoor visitors to skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare settings prove full vaccination or negative SARS-CoV-2 test results. Facility operators must have a plan...
Federal, state agencies begin to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for workers
Jul 27, 2021
VA becomes the first federal agency to actually issue a mandate
Court strikes down law that punished nursing home staff who didn’t use resident’s preferred pronoun
Aug 03, 2021
California nursing home staffers will no longer be faced with potential jail time or thousands of dollars in fines if they intentionally misgender or fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns,...
Rehab firm will pay $2M to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving 11 nursing homes
Jul 26, 2021
A California-based therapy company has agreed to pay $2 million to quash allegations that it overbilled for rehab services provided at 11 skilled nursing facilities.
For-profit furor could trigger more financial reporting for nursing homes
Jul 13, 2021
More than 1,200 nursing homes could find themselves facing stringent financial reporting requirements if a national movement to increase transparency in the industry takes root in California.
California considers increasing number of nursing home inspections
Jun 04, 2021
Long-term care providers in California could be subject to more visits from inspectors as the state ponders changes to its nursing home inspection system.