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When a Residential Care Facility is Inadequate

Reasons of inadequate Residential Care Facility Your mom and dad are getting older, and can no longer live on their own.  They can still walk, talk, and are mentally and emotionally stable, but they need assistance with daily activities that most people take for granted – eating, dressing, bathing, brushing their teeth, or need help…

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The World’s Oldest Person Dies

The World’s Oldest Person Dies The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, a 117-year-old woman, died today, according to the Guinness World Records.  What a remarkable milestone and just imagine all of the histories that Ms. Okawa experienced. Misao Okawa’s 117-year lifespan highlights a growing trend of longevity.  The U.S. population is rapidly aging.  By 2050,…

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Fines for Nursing Homes

Fines for Nursing Homes Inadequate Care leading to Two Elderly Residents Dying In a Los Angeles Times article on June 11, 2009, it was reported that State officials recently fined two nursing homes (fines for Nursing Homes) in Orange County for providing inadequate care that led to the deaths of two residents. In late November…

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Medicare Takes Action against Never-Events

Medicare Takes Action against Never-Events Medicare Attempts to Reduce Health Care Costs and Promote Patient Safety Medicare Takes Action against Never-Events – Certain types of medical errors should never happen. According to the California Association of Health Plans, preventable medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in over $4.5…

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