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Nursing Homes Want to Deflect Responsibility

February 15, 2021
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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

February 11, 2021
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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

February 8, 2021
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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

February 4, 2021
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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

February 2, 2021
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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

January 11, 2021
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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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State Enforcing Nursing Homes

December 31, 2020
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Should State Surveyors Be Consultants or Enforcers To Nursing Homes? Who stands firm and resolute when it comes to holding Skilled Nursing Facilities, psychiatric hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies, intermediate care facilities, dialysis clinics, and adult day health centers accountable when they violate the rules and California regulations protecting patients?  Well, it turns out…

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Covid Nursing Home Deaths

December 29, 2020
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A “Silver Tsunami” of Covid Nursing Home Deaths Is Yet To Come The fact that 115,000 people have so far died this year in nursing homes from COVID-19, and many times have become infected has prompted many families to reconsider whether to place their elderly loved ones in such institutions. According to the Wall Street…

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Covid Nursing Home Staff Deaths Under Reported

December 16, 2020
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Covid Nursing Home Staff Deaths Under Reported A report published on November 30th in Kaiser Health News https://khn.org/news/article/osha-let-employers-decide-whether-to-report-health-care-worker-deaths-many-didnt/ paints a disturbing picture of nursing homes. According to the investigation, State and federal law require nursing homes to alert OSHA {Occupational Safety and Health Administration) about work-related employee deaths. Still, many facilities decide not to report…

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California Nursing Home Complaints Guidelines Changed by CDPH

December 10, 2020
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California Nursing Home Complaints Guidelines Changed by CDPH Alert! California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Website Change Undermines Whether Nursing Home Complaints Will Ever Be Investigated. In the past few months, the California Department of Public Health changed how it formats online complaints that families file against health facilities, including skilled nursing facilities and elder…

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