Medical Negligence

Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733)

Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) Source: AARP Official Website  The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) is a legislation that gives residents of nursing homes the right to access essential caregivers during any public health emergency.An essential caregiver is a someone designated by a nursing home resident, who can enter the facility, even when …

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What is Elder Abuse? How to Prevent it and What to do When Someone I Know is Experiencing it

What is Elder Abuse? How to prevent it and What to do when someone I know is Experiencing it : Source: AARP Official Website  In the US, approximately 1 in 10 elders have experienced some form of abuse. Some studies have reported that over 5 million elders are abused each year and only 1 in …

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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 …

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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. 

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 …

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More than 51% of COVID-19 deaths in California are from eldercare facilities

The California Department of Social Services released information about cases and deaths at eldercare facilities. The data reveals that at least 41% of all known COVID-19 deaths (as of April) in California occurred among residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Since then, the number of nursing home deaths jumped 51% in …

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Police Find 17 Bodies at New Jersey Nursing Home Hit by COVID-19 After Anonymous Tip

Over the weekend, a nursing home in a small New Jersey town requested 25 body bags from authorities. On Monday the 15th, the New Jersey police received an anonymous tip about a body being stored in a shed outside one of the state’s largest nursing homes. When the police landed, the alleged corpse had been …

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