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about CANHR

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) was organized in 1983 to improve the quality of care for California’s nursing home and residential care residents, provide residents and their families with support, information and referral services, and promote alternatives to institutionalization. Since 1990, CANHR has been the only statewide consumer organization that offers “one-stop” pre-placement, legal and financial counseling services to long term care consumers in California. Through its statewide, toll-free 800#, CANHR responds to thousands of consumer inquiries each year with advice, information, intervention or referrals on a variety of long term care concerns.

CANHR’s services include pre-placement counseling; a consumer information system that includes up to date quality of care information on every nursing home in California; a State Bar-certified Lawyer Referral Service that provides consumers with legal referrals to qualified elder law and elder abuse attorneys on a free, low fee or regular fee basis; consumer and provider outreach and education on various long term care issues; legal services support to qualified legal services projects in California; and a Pension Rights Counseling Project that provides California consumers with assistance, information, intervention or referrals. For more information about CANHR and consumer resources, please visit

about CANHR’s Nursing Home Guide™

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) initiated its statewide nursing home consumer information system in 1985. In an effort to provide consumers with sufficient information in order to make informed choices about nursing home placement, CANHR has maintained detailed profiles on every nursing home in California since that time. As the first computerized nursing home information system in the country, CANHR has won numerous state, local and national awards for its advocacy work and its services to California’s nursing home consumers.

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