Senior Issues

CFC is committed to defending our older population, especially those living on fixed incomes who are struggling to maintain their independence and dignity despite victimization by con artists, shady corporations and sometimes even their own families and caregivers.

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CFC supports AB 713

June 26, 2017

AB 713 (Chu) ensures that residents of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) have the ability to prompt a fair and adequate review of an involuntary transfer of care. Under current law, vital factors such as the resident’s mental or physical health do not have to be…

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CFC strongly supports the Shutoff Reduction Act (SB 598)

May 25, 2017

Utilities frequently use disconnection as a debt collection strategy when customers can’t pay their bills. The results are often a worsening of medical conditions, reduced household safety, and homelessness. SB 598 (Hueso) the Shutoff Reduction Act prohibits shutoffs to residents suffering life-threatening medical conditions. Our 5/22/17 letter…

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CFC supports AB 940

May 23, 2017

CFC supports AB 940 (Weber), which requires that whenever a resident of a long-term health care facility receives notice of a discharge, a copy of that notice must be sent to the local long-term care ombudsman within 24 hours. California’s 35 local long-term care ombudsmen are the…

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CFC supports AB 502 to compensate victims of elder financial abuse

May 22, 2017

AB 502 (Waldron) would establish a three year pilot program to allow victims of elder or dependent adult financial abuse to receive compensation from California’s Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). CFC 5/22/17 letter to Assembly Appropriations CFC 3/31/17 letter of support Learn more Check votes Updates 4/26/17 Placed…

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CFC Supports SB 202 (Dodd)

May 22, 2017

SB 202 (Dodd) will increase the dollar amount residents on Medi-Cal, who live in skilled nursing facilities, receive each month to cover their “personal and incidental” expenses from the current $35 to $80 per month. This amount has not been increased in 33 years. Our 5/22/17 letter…

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CFC supports AB 859

May 22, 2017

AB 859 (Eggman) will protect seniors abused in nursing homes and discourage facilities from destroying legal evidence in violation of the law.

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CFC is proud to sponsor SB 648, which brings accountability to private referral agencies

April 25, 2017

SB 648 (Mendoza) would ensure that seniors and their families are protected from unscrupulous elder care referral agencies that put profit ahead of the seniors’ best interests or health care needs. Despite unanimous consent for this bill in 2016, the governor vetoed SB 648, stating that there…

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