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Dumping Nursing Home Patients for Profit

March 12, 2021
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Dumping Nursing Home Patients; Yet Another New Low                In yet another new low for the (for-profit) nursing home industry, now comes news of a settlement in a lawsuit by the City Attorney of Los Angeles. The original complaint accused Lakeview Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility in Westlake of dumping elderly and seriously ill residents to take…

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Falsifying Records?! Nursing Home Fraud

March 9, 2021
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Falsifying Records?! Nursing Home Fraud. How Low They Will Go!                At York Law Firm, it’s fair to say that we’ve seen it all when it comes to nursing homes. Elder care is big business, so companies involved in providing long-term care are prone to look for ways to cut corners, shave costs, and goose profits.…

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Private Equity Owners and Nursing Homes From Hell

March 5, 2021
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Private Equity Owners and Nursing Homes From Hell                 Long before the Coronavirus infected and killed more than 150,000 nursing home residents and staff, there was another invisible and silent killer at work systematically causing death and destruction, namely Private Equity owners. According to a study published by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago,…

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Nursing Home Employee Safety Compromised

March 3, 2021
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Nursing Home Employee Safety Compromised                Bad enough that more than 100,000 senior citizens in nursing homes have died so far from the Coronavirus, now, add to that toll tens of thousands of nursing home employees who were also infected and died. According to the New York Times, more than 163,000 people in nursing homes (residents…

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Covid in Nursing Homes

March 1, 2021
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Ageism at Its Worst In New York – Covid in Nursing Homes                Political leaders are under fire from many different sides for their bungling of the Coronavirus epidemic.  New York made at least two critical mistakes in the past year, both of which were horrible in different ways. The first terrible decision was to send…

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Investigating COVID Deaths in Nursing Homes

February 26, 2021
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Investigating COVID Deaths in Nursing Homes                At some point, the Coronavirus epidemic will end, and we will have time to contemplate how and why so many senior citizens in skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes contracted the disease and died. No doubt, the fact that people died is telling, in and of itself, and points…

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Nursing Home Chain Greed Knows No Bounds

February 24, 2021
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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!

February 22, 2021
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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

February 19, 2021
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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

February 17, 2021
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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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