Bet Tzedek advocates are devoted to improving choices, care, and quality of life for people in nursing homes and assisted living. We achieve these goals through counseling and representation, consumer guides, education and training, and impact work.
Counseling & Representation
- We provide advice and representation on problems involving:
- Evictions, transfers, and discharges
- Medicare and Medi-Cal
- Payment, billing, and financial responsibility
- Planning and preparation
- Quality of care
- Resident rights
Bet Tzedek’s highly acclaimed consumer guides are a vital resource to consumers, attorneys, social workers, health care professionals and families alike. Using easy-to-understand language, the guides provide expert advice on how to get the best possible care in assisted living and nursing homes and explain relevant state and federal law.
- Nursing Home Companion
A 94-page booklet which clearly and succinctly explains the laws and practices of California’s nursing homes and legal protections for residents. Available in English and Spanish. For a free download, or to order hard copies, click here.
- Assisted Living Companion
An 80-page booklet that answers many common questions about assisted living facilities and provides a starting point for finding the ideal homelike environment. For a free download, or to order hard copies, click here.
Education & Training
Pay it forward. Share the wealth (of information). We are committed to helping people help others. Presentations, trainings, webinars — we do it all.
In addition to helping individuals with legal problems, we improve care for thousands of people in assisted living and nursing homes through our work with state agencies, legislative advocacy, and litigation.
Administrative Advocacy: State agencies responsible for assisted living and nursing homes regularly seek input and guidance from Bet Tzedek. In this field, where there are few advocates, fewer experts, and great need — Bet Tzedek is the go to organization.
Legislative Advocacy: Bet Tzedek is a leader in getting laws passed to improve choices, care, and quality in assisted living and nursing homes.
Litigation: Bet Tzedek fights for its clients in court to ensure that laws protecting assisted living and nursing homes residents are upheld.