Greg Johnson

Navigating the Complexities of Post-Hospital Care

Because all the rules, regulations, and differences in levels of care can be confusing and overwhelming for patients and families, it is recommended that almost from the moment of admission, families seek out the discharge planning personnel in the loved one’s hospital. This person can be a nurse, a social worker, or a ‘discharge planner’. […]

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California ‘Levels of Care’: A Residential Care Facility for the Elderly As an Alternative to Skilled Nursing Facility Care

This is the second blog post in our series about deciding which level of care facility is right for your loved one. In this post, we discuss the services offered by residential care facilities for the elderly. If your loved one is not receiving any skilled services and requires assistance with positioning, feeding, bathing, grooming,

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California Nursing Homes and Assisted Living: How Do You Know Which Level of Care is Right?

These entries will discuss in three parts the transition of an elder or dependent adult who normally lives at home, maybe with some assistance or in-home caregivers, but then is hospitalized and needs more extensive care after treatment. Let’s say, mom was living at home but had knee surgery, or was hospitalized for treatment of

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Biden Administration announces new minimum staffing levels for nursing homes

On April 22, 2024, the Biden administration announced new minimum staffing levels for nursing home, which establishes comprehensive requirements and requires facilities to have a registered nurse on site at all times. The recently proposed federal minimum staffing mandate for nursing homes in the United States aims to address longstanding issues of inadequate care by

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Los Angeles Senior Care Home and its executives charged with Felony Criminal Elder

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced today that it filed criminal charges against Silverado Senior Living Management, Inc., its CEO Loren Shook, officer Kimberly Butrum and former administrator, Jason Russo. Charges include 13 felony counts of elder endangerment and five felony counts of violations causing death. Silverado Beverly Place is an elite Beverly

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Partner Jody Moore Delivers Ground-Breaking $13.5 Million Verdict

Oakland, California – October 14, 2021 – Ten nursing home residents were awarded $9.6 million in punitive damages and wrongful death damages after their four-month trial by Zoom against Parkview Healthcare Center in Hayward. In earlier phases, the jury sided with the residents, finding unanimously that their rights were repeatedly violated and the owner and operator,

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