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Profits Over Patients; Nursing Home Residents Didn’t Need To Die

May 18, 2020

Lobbyists for big nursing home chains are working overtime right now to persuade state legislators that their clients, like everyone else in this coronavirus pandemic, need a bailout. They want a “Get out of Jail Free” card.  These nursing home chains are making a fortune, still earning their revenue during this pandemic, unlike other industries.…

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Are Nursing Homes Under-Reporting COVID-19 Cases?

May 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Are nursing homes under-reporting COVID-19 cases and deaths? Many believe they are. As it stands, at least two out of five COVID-19 deaths in California are linked to nursing homes. In a review of weeks of nursing home COVID-19 data, CBS13 found inconsistencies and inaccuracies. It’s a serious concern for many with loved…

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The COVID-19 Money Trail and Put A Stop To Systematic Wrongful Death

May 15, 2020

By now, we all know that nursing homes are ground zero for the COVID-19 global pandemic, not just because the elderly are at higher risk for dying from the infection, but also because the virus exposed pre-existing nursing home chain’s business practices of staff shortages and failures by facilities to follow infection control protocols. For…

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Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

May 13, 2020

An article published on May 4, 2020, in USA Today reports that the Federal Government is considering relaxing infection controls in US nursing homes. At issue is a regulation change being proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would modify the amount of time an infection preventionist must devote to each…

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Classic Signs of Polypharmacy

May 11, 2020

I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. A classic sign of polypharmacy is the use of drugs as a “chemical restraint.” How can you tell? You’ll see a nursing home resident in a hallway with their head cocked to the side, their mouth open and drooling, and they have an empty stare…

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What To Do When Healthcare Facilities Discriminate Against You

May 6, 2020
Healthcare Facilities Discrimination

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel What To Do When Healthcare Facilities Discriminate Against You I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. Discrimination against people for any reason is wrong and illegal. People frequently call me with stories of obvious and blatant discrimination and want to know if they should file a lawsuit.The…

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Immunity for Nursing Homes

May 4, 2020

Immunity for Nursing Homes COVID-19 is a global disaster, the scale and extent of which is unprecedented in most of our lifetimes, with the possible exception of those few people alive today who survived the 1918 Flu Pandemic. That said, it’s not as if the need to contain infectious diseases is something skilled nursing facilities…

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Coronavirus Is No Excuse For Nursing Home Lapses

May 1, 2020

Coronavirus is no Excuse for Nursing Home Lapses The Washington Post last week reported that a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington was cited for multiple violations including failing to report an outbreak of COVID-19, for giving inadequate care to its residents during the outbreak, and for failing to provide 24-hour emergency physician services. Inspectors are…

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Into Nursing Homes!

April 29, 2020

Last week, the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR.ORG), issued a press release asking Governor Newsom to reverse a CDPH directive which stated: “SNFs shall not refuse to admit or readmit a resident based on their status as a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case.” Patricia McGinnis, CANHR’s Executive Director, says in the release: “California’s…

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The Unfolding Disaster at Nursing Homes

April 27, 2020

An opinion columnist at Bloomberg published an article on April 6, 2020, in which he suggests that COVID-19 deaths worldwide are being underreported because they often don’t include deaths from residents at nursing homes. In France last week, 884 deaths in nursing homes were unexpectedly added to the global tally, bringing France’s toll to 1,355.…

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