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Category: Department of Health and Human Services

Dec 8, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Long Term Care Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER It’s a sad truth that as we get older, we are more and more likely to be taken advantage of by those around us, be it emotionally, financially, or physically. Seniors are frequent targets of scams, tend to be isolated from support, and may lack the physical or […]

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Dec 2, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

California Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes in California are deficient in several domains. There are on average twelve deficiencies per certified nursing facility in the state. Most of the time it concerns the facility infrastructure and the activities provide by the employees. But sometimes it directly impacts on the health of the residents. Indeed, […]

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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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