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Does California Allow Cameras in Nursing Homes?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a complex and emotionally charged decision. Making this decision puts our loved ones and us in a vulnerable position. The increased care and attention aging individuals need can make a nursing home the only option. Under the best circumstances, we hope the nursing home facility will provide our elderly...

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Can You Put a Camera in an Assisted Living Facility in California?

Each state has its own regulations on whether or not the installation of cameras in an assisted living facility is legal. Some states require you to notify the nursing home that you are installing one, while other states do not require any notification. In California, you can install a camera in a resident’s room under certain circumstances. Are Cameras...

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How to Ask a California Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility for an Incident Report

We put a lot of trust in nursing homes and assisted living facilities when they are taking care of our loved ones. Nursing homes have a lot of responsibilities, and most perform their work admirably. Unfortunately, not every nursing home or assisted living facility operates as it should. At the very least, nursing homes need to be transparent about...

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What Is the Most Common Cause of Death in Nursing Homes in California?

It’s always painful to lose a loved one, no matter the circumstances. Patients in nursing homes are vulnerable to complications from existing health conditions or can die of natural causes. Unfortunately, there’s also a risk of death due to nursing home abuse or neglect. But one of the most common causes of death in nursing homes might surprise you....

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How to Access Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Records in California

When a loved one lives in a nursing home, you might need to access their medical records, especially if you believe there’s potential nursing home abuse or neglect. Residents changing facilities or leaving temporarily also need access to their records. However, gaining access to a loved one’s nursing home records can sometimes be complicated when the facility doesn’t want...

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How Do I Write a Complaint Letter to a Nursing Home?

When you suspect a problem with the nursing home where your family member resides, you have the right to file a complaint. You can write a nursing home complaint letter to the facility outlining your concerns. You can also file a formal nursing home complaint with the appropriate agencies that oversee and license nursing homes in California. Nursing homes...

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How to Find Lawsuit Records for Nursing Homes in California

Are you concerned about a nursing home where a family member resides? Perhaps, you’re doing due diligence before agreeing to move a loved one into a nursing home. Whatever the reason, investigating whether there’s prior litigation against the nursing home is wise. If you want to know how to find out more information, read about how you can access...

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How Are Nursing Homes Regulated in California?

If you plan to move a family member to a nursing home, you need to understand what government agencies regulate them. If your loved one is already in a nursing home and you suspect abuse or neglect, you might need to contact one or more agencies to lodge a complaint. When you need help with California nursing home regulations,...

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Is a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Community Liable for Patient Suicide in California?

Moving a family member into a nursing facility is never an easy decision. You entrust their care to the staff members and assume the nursing home treats all patients with the respect they deserve. It’s unthinkable that someone would have the means to commit suicide in a nursing home or assisted living facility, but it happens. Understandably, family members...

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How Do You Remove a Loved One from a Nursing Home?

Sometimes it’s necessary to consider moving a family member from one nursing home facility to another. Perhaps family members are moving out of the area, or there are concerns of neglect and abuse. While legally possible, the logistics to remove a loved one from a nursing home are challenging. However, if your family member is at risk, it’s critical...

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