June 30, 2015

A California judge has ruled a law that allows nursing homes to make treatment decisions for mentally incompetent residents is unconstitutional. The law has been in place for more than 20 years. It says if a doctor determines a resident is mentally incompetent, and the...

April 23, 2015

Our Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons:

  • Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home,...

April 17, 2015

Filed April 9, 2015, Sixth District

Cite as H040646


Decedent retained attorney to draft an amendment to a revocable trust.  The decedent executed the amendment, which as drafted named decedent’s children and spouse as beneficiaries.  After decedent’s death, decedent’s c...

March 16, 2015

Co-sponsored by CANHR and Western Center on Law and Poverty, SB 33:

  • Limits recovery for those 55+ to what is required by federal law – e.g. nursing facility, home and community based services and related hospital and prescription drug services – eliminates optional...

March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service wrapped up the 2015 "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams today with a warning to taxpayers about aggressive telephone scams continuing coast-to-coast during the early weeks of this year's filing season.



March 4, 2015

As attorney general of California, I have vigorously defended the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This landmark law has brought much-needed reform and accountability to our health care system.


By Kamala Harris — The Sacramento Bee

March 3, 2015

With Supreme Court arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act just days away, a sense of impending crisis has hit state officials and patient advocates in many parts of the country. Many worry they have no good options.


By Noam M. Levey — Los Angeles...

March 3, 2015

CANHR is also sponsoring an important bill on ownership disclosure and suitability of ownership for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). Over 90 percent of RCFEs are for-profit entities, many of which operate multiple facilities. However, Community Care...

March 3, 2015

On February 26, 2015, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty of Sacramento introduced AB 927, a CANHR sponsored bill that directly responds to the Sacramento Bee’s remarkable three-part series in November 2014 on the performance of California nursing home chains. The series, Unm...

February 26, 2015

It is long overdue for state legislatures and state courts across the country to recognize, by statute and under state constitutions, a right to death with dignity. The compelling story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who moved from California to Oregon to be able to...

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