Since 1983, CANHR has worked statewide to improve the choices, care, and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. HQ in San Francisco.
Organization Website

Twitter: @CANHR_CA
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: California Statewide
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Seniors
Acronym or short name: CANHR

Since 1983, CANHR, a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care, and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. Through direct advocacy, community education, legislation, and litigation, CANHR’s goal is to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding rights and remedies under the law, as well as to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform



Behind Closed Doors: Preventing Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Barbara Dunlap
December 23, 2017

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New Coalition to Protect Local Senior Veterans from Financial Abuse

Sierra Sun Times
November 11, 2016
Advocates for elders create coalition to protect senior veterans from financial scams.

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Bill seeks to limit California’s Medi-Cal asset recovery

Stephanie O’Neill
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)
July 6, 2015
CANHR co-sponsored SB 33, which would modify Medi-Cal's reimbursement policies.

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L.A. County slow to probe nursing home complaints, state statistics show

Abby Sewell
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
May 16, 2015
LA County officials say that they do not have the funding needed to timely investigate complaints of abuse, neglect, crime, and substandard conditions at California nursing homes and long-term health care facilities.

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Calming dementia patients- without powerful drugs

Rachel Dornhelm
New America Media (NAM)
May 21, 2015
New guidelines will add a grade to nursing homes based on the percent of their dementia patients receiving antipsychotic medications. That grade will show up in Nursing Home Compare.

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Judge: Nursing homes may not decide for unrepresented, mentally incompetent residents

Anna Gorman
Los Angeles Daily News (LA Daily)
July 26, 2015
A state court ruled unconstitutional a California law that gave nursing homes the ability to choose medical treatment for patients if a doctor determined they were mentally incompetent.


The Shut Out: Why have Humboldt County’s skilled nursing facilities stopped accepting patients

Linda Stansberry
North Coast Journal
July 9, 2015
Brius Healthcare Services' has been refusing to accept new patients. One of their facilities, Seaview Rehabilitation and Wellness Center had 44 deficiencies and one instance of failure to prevent infection in 2015.


Community Development Series: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform’s “Home Equity Protection Program”

Aug 2, 2016
LAAC's Community Development series presents California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's "Home Equity Protection Program"


Legal Issue Spotting in Long-Term Care

May 24, 2016
This webinar will cover the top ten legal issues for clients in long-term care, including arbitration agreements, end-of-life decisions, Medi-Cal and Medicare shenanigans, resident rights, and elder abuse.


Long-Term Care Myths and Reality

Oct 17, 2013
Reviews 7 topics where nursing homes might lie to their residents, perpetuating myths that long term care consumers, and their advocates, often accept.
MCLE: 1 hour

Civil Law Meets Social Work in Cases of Elder Financial Abuse

Dec 17, 2013
Opportunity to ask questions about the real world cases that you've been working on, get clarification from the conference, and further your connections.
MCLE: 1 hour

Working with and Interviewing Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Jun 5, 2014
Provides helpful tips for interviewing and interacting with seniors in crisis and their family members, including ethical issues relating to questionable capacity.
MCLE: 1 hour

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