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Falsifying Records?! Nursing Home Fraud

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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Covid in Nursing Homes

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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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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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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Burns from Sun Exposure

One of my colleagues recently handled a case where a resident was left out on the patio of a skilled nursing facility in a wheelchair, and the resident was unable to talk or move. The staff put him out on the patio thinking, oh he’ll be able to get the fresh air. But then they…

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Classic Signs of Polypharmacy

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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