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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! Read the rest »

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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 go to will be able to meet all their needs. You also want to be assured that your loved ones will be safe at the nursing home you choose…and won’t be abused or neglected. Read the rest »

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Hatch Wants Answers

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on September 20, 2017

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch penned a letter, recently, to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price.

What prompted the correspondence?

The content of a new federal report on nursing home abuse and neglect that “troubled” the senator. Read the rest »

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Criminal Investigation into Deaths at Florida Nursing Home

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on September 15, 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott was outraged when he heard about it. His state had been racked by back-to-back hurricanes that brought flooding and winds over 100 miles per hour. Tens of thousands of people had been displaced and the damages were estimated to be around $200 billion.

Now, another tragedy had occurred. Read the rest »

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