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Category: Caregiver Fraud

Nov 14, 2015 - Annuities by |

California Elder Rights Lawyers, Income Inequality

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Income inequality between older women, luck or fate? The New York Times wrote an article about income inequality between two older women but with two different stories. Everyone thinks retirees do well, spending their money on gifts and presents for their grand-children, on travelling, at events and on […]

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Oct 18, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Nursing Home Reform Act was established by Congress to protect nursing home residents, especially their privacy, dignity and medical needs. It ensures they receive the care necessary for mental, physical and psychological well-being. The Nursing Home Reform Act ensures each resident will not be abused, receive improper […]

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Oct 16, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Elder Abuse in a New Guise?

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In the wake of Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the End of Life Option Act, California has become the sixth state in the US to allow physician assisted suicide. While the bill offers those in excruciating pain or discomfort the agency to end their own lives, some disability […]

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Sep 19, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Medicaid Discrimination at Nursing Homes

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Nursing Home Reform Law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s Medicaid status or eligibility. Medicaid rates, however, are often much lower than those paid by Medicare and private insurance residents, which can lead to residents being treated as second-class citizens in a nursing home. Approximately two-thirds of […]

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Sep 5, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

California Nursing Homes Try to Stack the Deck

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER What does it say about the California nursing home industry that they’re rewarding employees with raffle tickets for an iPod if they flood California Medicare & Medicaid Services with comments? Nothing good, certainly. This petty tactic is being deployed by lobbyists for the nursing home industry to try […]

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Aug 17, 2015 - Annuities Fraud by |

Bay Area Law Enforcement Taking Steps to Combat Growing, Underreported Issue of Financial Elder Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Seniors lose an estimated $36.5 billion annually nationwide to elder abuse, according to a recent report from San Francisco-based True Link Financial. In any given five-year period, 37 percent of the elderly population is affected by financial elder abuse. Financial elder abuse is widespread but among the most […]

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Jul 20, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Understanding Medicare for Caregivers

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER This year is the 50th anniversary of the Medicare program, and caregivers often find navigating Medicare and Medicaid to be one of the most difficult parts of managing a loved one’s finances and healthcare. San Francisco elder abuse attorneys emphasize that caregivers should know the basics and major […]

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