Nursing Homes and Medical Long Term Care

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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.

One of the best ways to improve nursing home care.

Will they "take" homes from Medi-Cal clients after they die?

Questions to ask at a medical appointment. Legal issues affecting caregivers.

If you want to report elder abuse or dependent adult abuse in the community, contact your local county APS Office. For most types of abuse, County APS programs have 10 days to respond to your report. Abuse reports may also be made to your local law enforcement agency.County APS agencies investigate reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes, apartments, hotels or hospitals.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

The Ombudsman advocates for residents and families.

In an effort to prevent residents from being able to sue for abuse or neglect, nursing homes and residential care facilities are asking new and current residents to sign admission agreements that include binding arbitration provisions.

Here is listing of advocates and offices that help people in long-term care and their loved ones throughout California.

How do you address concerns about medication dosage and effects?

You have the right to appeal in order to get your care.

The complaint process and what to expect.

How do I pay for long term care? Can spouses be paid for my care? What happens in an accident or injury? What legal documents should I know about? More questions answered.

Find services near you with this tool, or call 8-677-1116.

Find out how you can file a healthcare complaint with HHS online and offline in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Polish.

How to identify different types of abuse.

How often is it covered? Who's eligible? Your costs in Original Medicare.

How to figure out the market value.

You can call CANHR at (800) 474 - 1116.

You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.

A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.

This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.

Review the terms, costs, and requirements before signing a contract.

Evaluate and take action: request meetings and contact the authorities.

Private insurance and public benefits like Medi-Cal and Medicare.

LTC insurance benefits may be part of a life insurance or annuity policy, or contained in a freestanding LTC policy.

Your rights in developing, managing, and changing the plan.

The following property is generally exempt and therefore not counted in determining Long Term Care Medi-Cal eligibility.

All facilities must use this Standard Admission Agreement.

Certified nursing homes agree to give each resident the best possible care.

Residents have rights under both federal and state law. If a resident is incapable of exercising his or her rights, the person designated by law, such as conservator or attorney-in-fact, or in most cases, the next of kin, or representative payee, may exercise these rights.

Medi-Cal vs. Medicare and resource limitations.

A formal agreement is one a way to compensate a family member for providing care if he or she gives up their job or spends significant time providing care.

Considerations to make and topics to consider.

There protections against chemical and physical restraints.

Principles and tips to make your advocacy more effective.

What you can do, and the nursing home's responsibilities.

Rights regarding the facility"s ability to transfer or discharge.

All nursing homes are not alike. There are several types of licensing and certification categories for nursing homes, which are described here.

What is exempt and not exempt.