CAHF statement on CNN Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes Investigation - Feb. 22, 2017
Reports of abuse are appalling and deeply troubling. It is despicable that anyone would prey on the elderly and most vulnerable in our country. Any person who commits these heinous acts should be penalized to the fullest extent of the law.
The safety of the residents and patients in our skilled nursing care centers is our number one priority.
We remain committed to preventing any incidents of abuse and support laws and regulations that seek to prevent such abhorrent behavior.
Additionally, all nursing home employees in California are required to undergo criminal background checks and all facilities must provide ongoing training on issues related to abuse. Facilities must provide resident, families and staff information on how and where to report concerns, incidents and grievances without fear of retribution
Nursing Home Bed Shortage Predicted - Nov. 2016
Researchers at the Public Policy Institute of California conclude the number of Californians requiring skilled nursing services could increase by 32,000 by 2030, far outstripping current capacity.
Anticipating Changes in Regional Demand for Nursing Homes