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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feb 27, 2014 - Caregiver by |

California State Regulators Hold Hearings Regarding Assisted Living Issues

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER There were legislative hearings recently regarding assisted living concerns in California.  Lawmakers were told that complaints to the Department of Public Health and Social Services about assisted living facilities are being closed without proper investigation.  Advocates claimed that penalties against violators are weak and take a long time […]

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Feb 26, 2014 - Elder Abuse by |

Financial Fraud Warnings

Consumer fraud that targets Americans aged 65 and older is a problem that gets bigger and more elaborate every year, and 2014 appears to be no different. Each year, fake corporations, false advertisements, and fraudsters bilk older Californians out of billions of dollars. All types of consumer fraud aimed at […]

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Feb 24, 2014 - False Claims by |

False Claims Case Settles for $6.5 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A recent federal whistleblower case has been settled for $6.5 million.  Vector Planning and Services Inc. is an information technology, program management, and consulting firm that does business with the government.  The company was accused of inflating claims for payment under Navy contracts.  The allegations were made in […]

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Feb 24, 2014 - Elder Abuse by |

Elder Abuse Hurts Families

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER This is the time of year that people think about their relationships with their partners and family members.  Unfortunately, sometimes abuse is part of the family dynamic.  The cycle of violence is hurtful and hard to break.  Problems can occur when a child that was abused becomes the […]

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Feb 19, 2014 - Elder Abuse by |

Nursing Home Reform Needed in California

Two California assisted living homes run by the same woman have recently come under fire, nursing home abuse attorneys in San Francisco report. Officials from the state’s Department of Social Services have yanked the licenses of Valley Springs Manor, in Castro Valley, and Eden Manor, in Oakland, after investigations uncovered […]

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Feb 19, 2014 - Uncategorized by |

2014 Nursing Home Reform Package

California legislators have recently proposed several new measures that aim to improve conditions in nursing and assisted living homes across the country. After a few public disasters that left several of the state’s most vulnerable residents in deplorable living conditions, lawmakers are working to ensure that California’s largest age group […]

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Feb 17, 2014 - False Claims by |

Three Convictions in Medicare Fraud Case

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Three people were recently convicted by a federal jury on charges related to Medicare fraud.  The trial lasted 13 days and the defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks involving the Medicare Program.  The […]

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