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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».
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…Read the rest ».