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Nursing Homes

Five Steps to Resolving Common Nursing Home Problems

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By popular demand, we’ve updated and re-released 20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Resolve Them. This guide discusses some of the most common—and most problematic—nursing home practices, and explains what residents and family members can do to fight back. Here’s a sneak-peek summary of how you can empower yourself to resolve these common problems. Read More

How California’s Assisted Living System Falls Short in Addressing Residents’ Health Care Needs

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REPORT - ISSUE BRIEF

The Problem: Can You Spot the Legal Violations in this Job Announcement?

California’s assisted living policy is surprisingly behind-the-times. 30 years ago, the assisted living system was created in California for residents without significant health needs. Today, assisted living residents are much sicker than they used to be, but there’s no solid quality of care standards for the facilities to follow to meet this need within the law. This leaves facilities in the precarious position of trying to meet residents’ health care needs, like for medication administration, sometimes by finagling their own solution like hiring a “med tech” or “med aide” –terms not defined in California law and without state education and testing standards.

Read the full issue brief here, including a quick quiz on the surprising legal violations found in many assisted living job announcements.

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field

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(2011) Our ground-breaking report-LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field-utilizes survey results for the first-ever glimpse into issues faced by LGBT older adults in long-term care facilities.

View video stories and comments about the project.

Read the full report: LGBT Stories from the Field (updated June 2015)