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Fighting Drug Rehab Abuse

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

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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Nursing Facilities Cut Antipsychotic Drug Use by 34%

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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Here Comes a New Assisted Living Quality Database

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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Hatch Wants Answers

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. Hatch’s concern was not only moral; it was part of…

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Criminal Investigation into Deaths at Florida Nursing Home

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…

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