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Slowing and Reversing Dementia and Memory Loss

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

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

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

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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Did You Sign Up For Binding Arbitration?

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. Here’s a common situation: When you or your loved one were admitted to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, you were probably given a stack of papers to sign. I’ve seen some cases where clients had to sign 100…

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Contractures Are Usually Signs Of Neglect

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. You might have been in a skilled nursing or rehab facility and seen a resident with a hand curled up or an arm contorted into the side of their body. These seniors have what are known as “contractures” which are…

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Choosing an Elder Care Facilities

Choosing an Elder Care Facilities – Which One is Right for You? Does your loved one need more care and supervision than you can provide at home?  Are you at a loss about what type of facility or home is appropriate for your Mom or Dad?  This blog is dedicated to describing the different types…

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Nursing Home Blocks Sexual Assault Investigation

Nursing Home Blocks Sexual Assault Investigation Nursing Home Blocks Sexual Assault Investigation – A Volusia County nursing home located in Tallahassee, Florida is now blocking local law enforcement officials from investigating an alleged rape of one of its elderly female residents.  Last week, Daytona Beach Health & Rehabilitation Center and its parent company NHS Management…

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Extreme Dehydration and Hypernatremia

Extreme Dehydration and Hypernatremia Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink Imagine this – you are left in a room with no access to water or you are incapacitated and have had no fluids for several hours or even days.  Worse yet, you are taking medications that also have a diuretic effect and…

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