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Category: Elder Endangerment

Orange County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Abuse And Neglect In For-Profit Nursing Home Chains

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Alarming Spike In Abuse And Neglect Cases  Profit Motive Leads To Understaffing And Other Dangers Protecting Your Loved Ones In Homes Increasingly skilled nursing facilities in the State of California are run as for-profit businesses. Of the 1200 skilled nursing facilities (commonly, nursing homes) in the State, approximately […]

Oct 20, 2020 - Caregiver by |

California Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Attorneys: Nursing Home Duty To Supervise Dementia Patients

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Dementia Patients Require High Level Of Supervision Liability For Failure To Supervise Camera Reveals Dementia Patients Wandering Off One of the most dangerous, and sadly common, behavior patterns of Alzheimer sufferers is wandering away, also known as elopement.  Older sufferers still living at home may set off from […]

Alameda County and California Elder Abuse Attorneys: Spotting Elder Abuse During Lockdown

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Financial, Physical, Psychological, and Sexual Elder Abuse and Neglect Protect Senior Loved Ones and Friends: Look for Signs of Abuse Elders More Vulnerable Than Ever Before Elder abuse takes many forms, and all are devastating: financial, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or harmed from neglect or abandonment. See […]

Apr 27, 2020 - Caregiver by |

Alameda County and California Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys: Wandering and Elopement for Dementia Patients Can Be Fatal

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Wandering: A Real Danger With Alzheimer’s Sufferers Deaths From Wandering/Elopement Wandering (also known as elopement) is a common behavior for older persons suffering from dementia, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease. Many dementia patients reside in nursing homes and other care facilities where they need monitoring and supervision. When […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sep 15, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Medicare and Medicaid for Nursing Homes

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Medicare and Medicaid programs differ in the way that they pay for nursing home care. It is important for nursing home residents and their loved ones to understand the coverage they have under their particular program. Medicare coverage functions like a health insurance policy, with either the beneficiary […]

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