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SKILLED NURSING IS NOT ASSISTED LIVING
A Guide to Long-Term Care Housing Options
                    

How is assisted living different from skilled nursing?  What are continuing care retirement communities? What about six-bed facilities for seniors? There are many choices when it comes to long-term care for seniors – and different regulations. Some providers offer medical assistance while others do not.  Learn more 


Did you know?

 

 

 


Most people - 82 percent - who are admitted to skilled nursing
facilities receive care and rehabilitation that enables them to be discharged within 90 days. 

Source: 2014 OSHPD Utilization Data


California is ranked #1 in the nation in the amount of state money dedicated to home and community-based services compared to skilled nursing. Report

Source: 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation

Top News

nursing homeWhat Does it Take to Be No. 1?
Lori Cooper, administrator at Stonebrook Healthcare Center in Concord, the first California facility to win an American Health Care Association Gold Quality Award, has some tips in this short video.

Congratulations to all our 2014 AHCA Quality Award Winners
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Complete list of winners


Long Term Care Needs on the Rise
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, four in 10 Baby Boomers will need to access some form of long-term care services during their lifetime
. 2014 Report


Best Practices in Skilled Nursing Centers
Each year, CAHF honors unique programs that enhance quality of life for our residents. See some examples of these award-winning practices here.

nursing homeOur latest videos feature a working produce farm at a nursing home in Arroyo Grande, a music program to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication near San Diego, an ilounge in Concord and other trends and innovations
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If you have a successful resident-centered program in your facility let us know! We'll consider featuring it here. 


PBS Newshour - Coordinated Care Initiative
PBS looks at California's efforts to better manage the health care of older residents who are dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare.  Video


CA Among Top Ten States in 2014 AARP/SCAN Scorecard
In an annual scorecard on long-term services and supports for older adults, caregivers and people with disabilities, California ranks ninth overall in comparison to other states.  2014 Scorecard

Working Hard to Improve Patient Care
The SCAN Foundation, an independent not-for-profit charitable foundation -  with a mission focused exclusively on long-term care -  issued a report in Jan. 2012 entitled Nursing Facilities in California highlighting improvements in the delivery of long-term care services.  Read how California nursing facilities scored better than the national average in staffing, turnover and number of deficiencies.

CAHF Advocacy hy lond fresno
CAHF strives to provide a credible, respected voice for long-term care with elected officials, state agencies, stakeholder organizations, print, broadcast and social media.

CAHF also works to improve the public’s understanding of long-term care through ongoing campaigns which include promotion of long-term care issues through the news media, advertising, and partnerships with community groups and related organization.
 

Above right - In a display of virtual advocacy, staff and residents at Hy-Lond Golden Living Center in Fresno met with Assembly Member Jim Patterson (R) Fresno, in February, 2013. The GOP lawmaker offered congratulations to 60 audience members, following their receipt of a 2012 national Silver Quality Award from the American Health Care Association- one of only four awarded in California.  Patterson also connected with a former college professor, who is now a resident at Hy-Lond.

See more pictures of lawmakers and CAHF members

 

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