Forcing Nursing Home Arbitration for Seniors?

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on April 2, 2018

We consider the door to the courthouse as a path to justice. At times, there are obstacles in that path. When those obstacles get in the way of our seniors and elderly family members pursuing their rights against nursing homes, we should take notice. Under the Trump administration, the Centers…

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Nursing Homes Getting Away with Dirty Behavior

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on February 13, 2018

There is a serious trend of failing sanitation standards in many nursing homes in California. This has resulted in a disturbing rise in infections. When federal regulators fail to punish nursing homes for not keeping our loved ones safe, perhaps it is time we do so. Nursing Home Infection Statistics…

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse


Nursing Home Evictions on the Rise

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on January 31, 2018

Nursing homes are allowed to evict or discharge residents who cannot pay and no longer need their care. There are certain procedures they must legally follow to perform this discharge, however, including written notice with enough time for the resident to try to find new lodgings. But that’s not what’s…

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Fighting Drug Rehab Abuse

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on January 22, 2018

Drug rehab abuse. It’s is not something that gets talked about a lot. The last thing most people want to think about is how people at their most vulnerable can be abused and neglected in the very place that’s meant to “cure” them. The reality is, in California and throughout…

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Abusers Use Scare Tactics to Keep Elderly Victims Quiet

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on January 15, 2018

Eviction is one of the biggest threats that can be used against residents in a nursing home or elder care facility. When confronted with having to find a new place to live, some people will simply back down and dismiss a complaint against a neglectful or abusive nursing home. CBS…

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Are Seniors at Greater Risk for Falls in Winter?

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on November 20, 2017

For seniors in California, rain-soaked sidewalks are not the biggest danger during the winter. Falls are more common in the summer months than the winter, a new study by the North American Partners in Anesthesiology found. But the theme the authors of the study really wanted listeners to take away…

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Posted in: Slip & Falls


Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Drugs Out, Nuedexta In?

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on November 13, 2017

In the 1999 science-fiction film The Matrix, the main character, Neo, is given a choice. Will he take the blue pill, allowing him to return to his normal life, or the red pill, which will reveal to him the truth about the world that he’s living in? If only there…

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Nursing Facilities Cut Antipsychotic Drug Use by 34%

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on October 11, 2017

Across the U.S., skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are slashing their use of antipsychotic medication on long-term patients, especially those with dementia. This is a very good thing! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started this push for healthier treatment back in 2011, when nationwide antipsychotic use in nursing…

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Report Shows 33% Increase in Nursing Home Complaints

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on October 4, 2017

There are probably lots of things to complain about at a nursing home. The food is bland, the staff is overworked, and other residents sometimes make too much noise. Though annoying, these things are not dangerous in themselves. But they can be. When they are, residents and their families are…

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Here Comes a New Assisted Living Quality Database

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on September 28, 2017

Deciding to put loved ones into an assisted living facility (also known as a residential care facility for the elderly) is one of the hardest decisions a person will ever have to make. Part of what makes this so difficult is that you want to ensure that the facility they…

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