Elder Abuse Law

3 Groups Responsible for Investigating and Prosecuting Abuse

In addition to the Attorney General, our police, and Adult Protective Services, there are a few other agencies and groups that assist in prosecuting elder abuse. In California, there are specifically three groups that focus on and help with nursing home abuse cases. While they may work with other cases in addition to elder abuse, …

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Gharibian Law & CANHR’s Annual Elder Law Conference

Among the community work and involvement the Gharibian Law team participates in throughout the year, we are always proud to be a part of CANHR’s 26th Elder Law Conference. This year, we were especially honored to be a Platinum Sponsor and wanted to share more about this fantastic event that is helping to make waves …

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The CMS Final Rule on Nursing Home Ownership Transparency

Nursing home ownership and transparency are directly related. As we continue to address some of the key issues within the nursing home industry, we must note correlations between ownership and quality of care. Over the past few years, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released a number of reports investigating nursing home ownership …

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California: Proposed Changes to Dementia Care Regulations

A recent change has occurred in the approach to resident care. Especially when it comes to broad-brush rules. The problem with laws that address issues on a general level is that specific cases are not taken into consideration—leaving some residents suffering unnecessary restrictions on their rights. Recently, the California Department of Social Services proposed changes …

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What You Need to Know About 22 CCR § 87470 & Infection Control

In the wake of multiple natural disasters across the country as well as a pandemic, nursing homes and lawmakers are reevaluating their safety and emergency policies. In addition to the solutions suggested in the Left in the Dark research report, California is instituting a new Code of Regulations. These new regulations apply to Licensing of …

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