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"CALIFORNIA ADVOCATES FOR NURSING HOME REFORM" (CANHR)

WHATA long-term care advocacy organization, which aims to improve the choices, care and quality of life for California's older adults and others in need of long-term care.
WHYCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform advocates for long-term care issues through legislation, community education, and litigation thereby improving the quality of life of older adults.
WHERECalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.
Based in San Francisco, California, USA.


Program Description


"…it has been CANHR's goal to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization."

-canhr.org

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform provides information on:

  • How to Choose a Nursing Home
  • How to File a Complaint against a Nursing Homes
  • Information on Residential Care and Assisted Living
  • Medi-Cal for Long Term Care
  • Finding an Elder Law Lawyer to help fight Elder Abuse and other elder injustice

The organization has several free resources on their website including fact sheets such as:

-Nursing Home Evaluation, Residential Care Facilities Checklist and Residents’ Rights, Transfer and Discharge Rights, Access to Medical Records in California Nursing Homes, Filling Complaints Against Nursing Homes or Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

-Your Right To Visit: A Guide To Visiting Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities and Hospitals.

-Financial Resources - Supplemental Security Income in Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living Waiver, Board & Care Medi–Cal Deduction, Medi-Cal/Estate Planning Fact Sheets - Overview of Medi–Cal for Long Term Care,  Medi-Cal Recovery and Resource Limits,  IRAs, Pensions & Annuities Under Medi-Cal, and Treatment of Reverse Mortgage/Home Equity Payments Under the Medi-Cal Program.

-Elder Abuse Facts and information - A Guide for Preventing Abuse in Long Term Care Facilities.

-Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care/Advance Directives, Probate Conservatorship Problems.

-Dementia Care Checklist.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform is advocating for older adults through the Campaign Against Drugging to crack down on misuse of psychoactive drugs and over medicating in nursing homes.
source:canhr.org

Improving Nursing Care for Elderly
Elder Abuse Prevention

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