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California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

Human Services

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

Advocates on behalf of consumers of long-term care.


Advocates on behalf of long-term care consumers. Provides counseling and legal referrals in the areas of residents' rights violations, personal injury, medical malpractice, Medi-Cal, conservatorships, estate planning, wills, trusts, durable power of attorney and protective services. A consumer information service provides information on all California nursing homes and placement counseling. Produces consumer information booklets on Medi-Cal eligibility, long-term insurance and patients rights. Publishes a quarterly newsletter.


Public Transit:

Not necessary for service.
650 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107 37.783521 -122.396715 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish



None for preplacement or other counseling. Lawyer referral service fees vary according to income. Some charges for materials. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


Residents and potential residents of nursing homes or residential care facilities, their friends and relatives, and other potential long-term care consumers, advocates, legislators, care providers



How to Apply:

Apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Statewide