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Nursing Home Chain Greed Knows No Bounds

Nursing Home Chain Greed Knows No Bounds                The United States Senate’s Special Committee on Aging singled out for attention one particular nursing home executive in a letter dated January 27 addressed to Genesis Healthcare. This chain owns more than 300 facilities across the US. Genesis nursing home residents have died in unprecedented numbers during the…

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Elder Fraud Schemes Are Everywhere – Beware!

Elder Fraud Schemes Are Everywhere – Beware!                With so many people having to be isolated this past year due to Coronavirus, it’s safe to say that the number of fraud schemes targeting the elderly has skyrocketed. And if you think it’s a small number of scam artists operating out of an Internet café in Africa…

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Windsor Redding Care Center – A Cautionary Tale

Windsor Redding Care Center – A Cautionary Tale                It is safe to say that any skilled nursing facility or nursing home that follows proper infectious disease protocols should be able to limit the spread and outbreak of any given pathogen that comes along. Nursing homes are required to pass stringent licensing requirements to get into…

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Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths Being Under Reported

Why Are Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths Being Under Reported?                A week ago, the Attorney General for New York, Letitia James, issued a report on COVID-19 in nursing homes, which stated that nursing home and hospital data underreported nursing home resident deaths by at least 50%. According to the AG’s report, actual deaths from the Coronavirus…

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Nursing Homes Want to Deflect Responsibility

Nursing Home Industry Wants to Deflect Responsibility; Don’t Let Them Tens of thousands of people have already died from COVID-19 as a result of negligence at nursing homes. According to the New York Times, as of February 1, more than 148,000 residents and employees of 30,000 nursing homes have died, and more than 1.2 million…

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Medicare Nursing Home Fraud

Prison Sentence of Convicted Medicare Nursing Home Fraud-ster Commuted By Trump Philip Esformes spent the last four years in prison until President Donald Trump commuted his sentence in December 2020. A year earlier, the already incarcerated 52-year-old businessman was found guilty of 20 additional counts of bribery, money laundering, and obstruction of justice in one…

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Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss – Part 4

Important Advice For Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss – Part 4. A common occurrence at many skilled nursing facilities is when an elderly resident suddenly becomes agitated. Perhaps she recently lost a close friend or relative; maybe she received some other bad news. Whatever the cause, the ever-efficient nursing staff will note the agitation in…

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Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss – Part 3

Important Advice For Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss – Part 3 In our two previous posts on the subject of dementia and memory loss, we highlighted the many environmental and external factors that may cause someone to display signs of severe mental impairment. Qualified medical experts can sometimes find the source(s) of the problem and…

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Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss – Part 2

Important Advice For Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss – Part 2 With the incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease, memory loss, and dementia seemingly at epidemic levels, it is now more important than ever that families of elderly nursing home patients do everything possible to diagnose, treat, and possibly reverse symptoms. The good news is that Alzheimer’s…

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Slowing and Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss

Some Important Advice For Slowing and Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss Growing older has its own set of challenges, especially so when cognitive functions decline. Once someone’s brain becomes impaired, taking care of that person can quickly overwhelm family members to the point where admitting them to a facility unfortunately becomes the only option. According…

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