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Fact Or Fiction? Reading Nursing Home Charts

If you are a nursing home resident, have an appropriate power of attorney, have the resident’s consent, or are the resident’s “personal representative,” you are entitled to inspect the resident’s “patient records.” The nursing home must permit “this inspection during business hours within five working days after receipt of the request.”   Perhaps the best …

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Modesto memory care center cited for numerous violations

Excerpted from a recent Modesto Bee article: Modesto memory care center cited for numerous violations. Facility may lose license. A state agency is taking legal action to revoke the license of a residential care facility in Modesto for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   The California Department of Social Services (DSS) filed the action …

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Keeping Nursing Home Residents Active and Engaged

Nursing homes in California are required to have extensive activity programs for their residents. These programs are designed to keep nursing home residents active, physically and mentally, and to keep them from languishing in their rooms. Knowing these regulations will help your loved one make the most of activity programs in their nursing home.   …

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