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Category: Elder Endangerment

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 […]

Sep 11, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Can You Spot Elder Abuse?

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Statistics reflect that 1 in every 7 senior citizens will fall victim to elder abuse. Unfortunately, elder abuse attorneys note, that very often it’s a family member or close family friend that is the abuser. In fact many victims of elder abuse refuse to report it because of […]

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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