California Advocates Inc.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Are Nursing Homes Over-Drugging Their Residents?

    ​According to the San Francisco-based organization California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), more than 25,000 California nursing-home residents are being given anti-psychotic drugs. That's about a quarter of the state's nursing-home population, and according to CANHR and other elder-ri ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    In San Francisco, Elder Abuse Is the Perfect Crime

    Yes, that's a crime​If you rob or beat up an elderly person in San Francisco, your chances of being convicted are fewer than one in 100, according to data in a recent city report on how local law enforcement addresses family violence."It couldn't be better if you're a predator," said Prescott Cole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Jerry Brown's Budget Solution Is To Starve Senior Citizens, Excluding Himself

    Not On Our Dime​Most everyone would expect Governor Jerry Brown to take sharp measures to ensure that the state's books are balanced in the coming year.But cutting back on food for the elderly? That seems draconian. According to the Sacramento Bee, Brown wants to seriously trim grants for the low- ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2008

    Union, Heal Thyself

    Will a lobbyist for a local healthcare union extend a bill proven bad for patients' health?

  • News

    November 28, 2007
  • News

    June 13, 2007

    Stern Reprimand

    SEIU members in Northern California challenge the national boss over his collaboration with employers

  • News

    September 20, 2006

    Let Us Now Praise Tough Cookies

    Who, in the populist tradition, fight for the rights

  • News

    April 27, 2005

    The Politics of Cynicism

    SEIU lobbies for nursing home chains. Clint Reilly vs. Jack Davis, redux. Kerry raises money for Reilly's wife. Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.

  • News

    August 25, 2004


    How the nursing home industry, organized labor, John Burton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are cooperating to guarantee giant health care corporations huge profits -- using billions of your dollars

  • News

    June 30, 2004

    Partners in Slime

    The California service employees' union and the nursing home industry join forces to increase corporate profit, grow union membership, and sell out abused nursing home patients

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Son of Super Swindler

    The unsettling link between a group of firms that sell financial planning services to elderly Californians and one of the most notorious con men in U.S. history

  • News

    March 14, 2001

    Q: What's the Opposite of a Miracle?

    A: What the state does to the families of people who die while poor

  • News

    January 26, 2000

    Worst of the Lot

    Bay Area nursing home regulation lags behind state

  • News

    June 9, 1999

    Diagnosis: Eviction

    An out-of-state company mismanaged its Mill Valley nursing home, then closed it down, casting dozens of elderly patients to the winds. Within months, 10 of them were dead.

  • News

    April 14, 1999

    Rays of Hope

    Political winds may blow in long overdue nursing care reform

  • News

    March 24, 1999

    Eat This Logo, Sucker

    ValueStar wants businesses to pay for the privilege of sporting its seal of approval. Is it a public service, or a shakedown?

  • News

    September 11, 1996

    Trickledown Health Care

    Hospitals and nursing homes call it "subacute care," but for some patients, it's just a death sentence

  • News

    August 7, 1996
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