Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities
Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for 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.
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
The protections are designed to minimize transfer trauma, ensure that residents are transferred safely, reduce some of the financial hardships, and provide oversight of the process by the licensing agency, Community Care Licensing.
How to identify different types of abuse.
Admission Rights, Transfer & Discharge Rights, Facility Closures, and Rights within Facility.
Assessment, sometimes called appraisal in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, is a process to gather information about a person's life, functional abilities and needs in order to develop an individualized plan of care.
Here is listing of advocates and offices that help people in long-term care and their loved ones throughout California.
Questions to ask at a medical appointment. Legal issues affecting caregivers.
Reduce the cost of assisted living for eligible veterans and surviving spouses.
Read about the risks of signing an Arbitration Agreement and how not to waive your constitutional rights.
LTC insurance benefits may be part of a life insurance or annuity policy, or contained in a freestanding LTC policy.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman representatives assist residents in long-term care facilities with issues related to day-to-day care, health, safety, and personal preferences.
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.
Protections for residents and causes for evictions.
Any person (not just residents or family members) or organization has the right to file a complaint.
Does Medi-Cal Pay for Residential Care/Assisted Living?
Information on California's Standard Admission Agreements and what to know before signing one.
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.
All nursing homes are not alike. There are several types of licensing and certification categories for nursing homes, which are described here.