The residents of California's nursing homes deserve the best quality of care that can be provided to a population that is diverse in many areas. The purpose of this study was to present an analysis of Title 22, the skilled nursing facility section of the California Code of Regulations. Findings revealed substandard care provided to the vulnerable population of nursing home residents in California, despite a number of federal and state agencies responsible for nursing home regulation. The intention of this policy analysis was to provide a history of nursing homes in the United States, information regarding nursing home staff, information on organizations in support of nursing home reform, California legislation regarding older adults, the impact of Title 22 on nursing home regulation, and the relevance of nursing home regulation to the social work practice. A remarkable amount of progress has been made since the federal and state governments first demonstrated interest in nursing home regulation. However, there remain several suggestions for improvement to the current Code of Regulations regarding skilled nursing facilities.
|Advisor:||Jennings, Lisa K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Nursing, Public administration, Public policy|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be