August 19, 2020

COVID-related Strikes Threatens Dozens of Senior Living Communities

A possible strike by teamsters over a company’s coronavirus security protocols could affect dozens of Senior Living communities in Arizona. More than 200 warehouse employees and US Foods deliverers who are members of Teamsters Local 104 in Phoenix have voted “crushingly” for what they claim is the non-adherence of US Food to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
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August 12, 2020

Nursing Home Companies Indicted for Misusing Federal Money Received Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Pandemic Relief

A considerable number of Nursing Home companies are being sued for Medicare Fraud after receiving more than $300 million in coronavirus relief payments. The accusations against the facilities include putting elderly residents into unnecessary therapy services and delaying patients’ release to obtain higher Medicare payments.

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July 8, 2020

Spotting Elder Abuse at Home

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Elder Abuse involves physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and neglectful harm inflicted upon an older adult. In the U.S. alone, millions of Elder Abuse reports reach authorities every year, and millions of more cases go unreported. As you can see, Elder Abuse happens more frequently than you might think and learning to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help can even save an elder’s life.
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June 30, 2020

Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence?

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If you or someone you love was injured at a hospital due to negligence, you may be questioning if suing the hospital for negligence to recover damages applies to your case. The answer is yes, any patient has the legal right to collect compensation for an injury caused by negligence. But although Medical Malpractice laws are designed to protect the rights of the harmed individual, the first step in asserting those rights must be taken by the patients themselves.

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June 23, 2020

Everything you Need to Know About the California Elder Abuse Act

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All over the world Elder Abuse is not a new problem, but in the United States, it is a growing one. As the senior population (65+) continues to rise at an unseen rate, matters that directly affect elders and the people who care for them are becoming more and more important. In the recent years, how to fight and penalize Elder Abuse and Neglect is a problem that every state in the U.S. is struggling with, but not California, which has been a pioneer in the effort to protect seniors, enacting the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, shortened “Elder Abuse Act,” as far back as 1982.
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June 16, 2020

Guarding a Loved One at a Nursing Home for the Duration of the Pandemic

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As the country continues at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, there are some sections of the population that aren’t able to achieve this level of social isolation. Over 4 million elder Americans currently reside in Nursing Homes, and even though these facilities provide vital services to residents, they also add inherent risks in the event of a global health pandemic.

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