When a Residential Care Facility is Inadequate

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 with housekeeping.  Where do they go?…

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Understaffed Nursing Home Facilities

Elders residing in nursing care and residential care facilities often do not receive the care you would expect.  Many residents are abused or neglected.  They contract illnesses, suffer from untreated wounds that become infections, and in severe cases, they may die. One of the main causes of nursing home abuse and neglect is a direct…

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home Facility

What Nursing Home Facility is Right for my Loved One? Choosing a nursing home facility is a daunting task.  There are reasons why nursing homes are deemed undesirable – many provide inadequate care, and smell like urine and death.  Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your loved one is receiving the…

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Medicare Takes Action against Never-Events

Medicare Attempts to Reduce Health Care Costs and Promote Patient Safety 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 billion in additional health spending annually.  Beginning in October 2008, in…

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Nursing Home Chain Understaffs Facilities

Nursing Home Chain Pays Big for Understaffing their Facilities What would motivate a jury to award $640 million in damages against one nursing home chain?  If the violation of law is so egregious, then the verdict serves as a reminder to all other nursing homes to abide by the law or suffer severe financial consequences.…

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is Against the Law

$29 Million Verdict Serves as a Public Reminder – Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is Against the Law! Unfortunately, elders in nursing homes often experience some form of neglect or abuse.  While national statistics on elder abuse are currently not recorded, in 2004, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) estimated a 19.7 percent increase…

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