New and Continuing Impediments to Improving the Quality of Life and the Quality of Care in California’s Nursing Homes

Report #80, May 1987


Despite reforms, the State is not doing enough to ensure quality care for California’s many frail and vulnerable nursing home residents. As a result, residents of these facilities continue to be subjected to indignities and their safety is not assured.

This Commission report makes a series of recommendations to improve the quality of life in skilled nursing facilities, including increasing enforcement and penalty collection efforts by the State, allowing state receivership for certain skilled nursing facilities as an intermediate sanction, ensuring that voluntary Medi-Cal decertification does not penalize current residents and increasing consumer information services.