July 19, 2021

COVID-19 Far From Over in Nursing Homes, Still Kills 800 a Month


Source: AARP Official Website 

COVID-19 Far From Over in Nursing Homes, Still Kills 800 a Month:

According to AARP, even though numbers cannot be compared to those from the winter peaks, nursing home deaths from Coronavirus remain over 800 per month between residents and staff members. Also, more than 10,000 are becoming newly infected every month
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July 13, 2021

Statement of AARP California State Director Nancy Mcpherson on the “Protect” Package of Nursing Home Reform Bills


Source: AARP Official Website 

STATEMENT OF AARP CALIFORNIA STATE DIRECTOR NANCY McPHERSON:

“On behalf of AARP’s 3.3 million California members, I applaud Senator Henry Stern for his leadership in organizing his colleagues in the legislature to introduce the PROTECT (Prioritize Responsible Ownership, Treatment, Equity & Corporate Transparency) package of nursing home reform bills.  (more…)

June 15, 2021

Celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Impact of COVID-19 on Elder Population and Awareness as a Global Issue

Celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Impact of COVID-19 on Elder Population and Awareness as a Global Issue

 

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. It is likely to have a particularly devastating impact on older people in developing countries.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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April 14, 2021

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Presents: The 2021 Nursing Home Protect Plan

A once-in-a-century pandemic yielded a once-in-a-generation chance for reform. The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) recently introduced the 2021 Nursing Home Protect Plan to state legislators and agencies to improve long-term care. For the first time in years, nursing home residents have multiple champions in the state legislature fighting for better care. (more…)

April 12, 2021

Long-Term Care: How the industry is structured, how that structure creates wrong incentives and what we can do going forward

 

Nursing homes and long-term care, in general, are something that we tend to avoid thinking about. But the truth is, whether due to old age or disability, many of us do or will require help with daily living. The number of Americans from 65 and older is projected to nearly double over the next 40 years, and one study estimates that more than two-thirds of Americans who reach age 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives.

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January 26, 2021

The effects of Isolation have been as devastating as COVID-19 to nursing home residents

It has been almost a year since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) put in place lockdown measures that prohibited everyone, except essential staff, from entering long-term care facilities. Since March 13, 2020 the residents of these facilities began a period of complete isolation that lasted more than six months. Totally disconnected from the outside world for more than half of the year.

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December 8, 2020

Who has a Legal Obligation to Report Elder Abuse?

California takes elder abuse and neglect exceptionally seriously.

 Suppose you adopt full or recurrent responsibility for the care of a vulnerable older adult, with or without compensation. In that case, you’re responsible for reporting suspected abuse or neglect to local police, Adult Protective Services, or a specialized attorney. Failing to do so could bring you legal consequences such as hefty fines and even jail time if the court has reason to believe that you willfully withheld suspicions.

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December 3, 2020

Report Highlights Abuse and Failings in Californian Nursing Homes

Long before COVID-19 reached eldercare facilities and began sickening residents and staff members, state officials were aware that most Californian nursing homes had severe problems of all kinds. According to Nursing Home Compare, just in one facility, Californian inspectors identified 85 infringements last year, including not providing dental care to a resident and letting pressure sores to advance in another one.

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November 11, 2020

Los Angeles County General Inspector Releases First Report on Nursing Home Investigation

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Los Angeles

For most people, the health debacle that has occurred in Los Angeles County’s skilled nursing facilities since the COVID-19 pandemic started is a dangerous combination of calamities that includes a slow response, lax oversight, and profits supplanting quality care. And when it comes to pointing out culprits, we need to start with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH), the responsible agency for monitoring these facilities. (more…)

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