The New York Times. An Unexpected Bingo Call: You Can’t Play (2/2/2015) In an article about disability discrimination in a continuing care retirement community, NSCLC’s Eric Carlson says “a competent nursing home resident has the right to leave at his or her own discretion. The nursing home is providing services at the resident’s request and is not a prison.”
California Health Report. Adding Insult to Injury: The Tale of the Blue Envelope (1/11/2015) In an article about Cal MediConnect and passive enrollment for dual eligibles, Justice in Aging’s Amber Cutler says of beneficiaries with mental health problems and no authorized representative, “right now they’re being defaulted into the plan because their friends, caregivers or families can’t make a choice for them,”
KCET. New California Laws of Note that Take Effect in 2015 (12/29/2014) Justice in Aging’s Eric Carlson is quoted saying that a new California law requiring liability insurance for residential care facilities is “an important step to ensure justice for the vulnerable older persons living in residential care facilities for the elderly.”
Governing. States Will Have a Hard Tome Getting Medicaid Reimbursement for Care Outside Nursing Homes (11/19/2014) Justice in Aging’s Eric Carlson is quoted saying that the federal government is are of states’ concerns.
Sacramento Bee. A Face Behind the Name: Who Are the People Leading California’s Nursing Home Chains? (11/9/2014) Justice in Aging’s Eric Carlson says that nursing home hierarchies have been dominated by people without hands-on health care experience.
Financial Advisor. Housing, Health Care Costs Push Retirees Into Poverty, Senior Advocate Says. (10/17/2014) Justice in Aging’s Executive director Kevin Prindiville blames the trend on declining home ownership and rising health care costs.