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6 Care Options for California Senior Citizens

California senior citizens and their carers are faced with some of the hardest choices when it comes to long-term care. Nursing homes are a daunting prospect, especially since their shortcomings have been discussed and researched at length over the past few years, but other options are pricey and often seem out of the question. But …

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5 Key Sites to Help You Pick a Nursing Home

We’ve talked before about the deficiencies of nursing homes, the problem with rating systems, research, reforms, and even nursing home care standards. All of these things are issues that must be addressed or are being addressed, but in the meantime, there are thousands of Americans in need of nursing home services. The importance of picking …

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Support Nursing Home Staffing Regulations

Nursing homes and their care standards are finally getting the much needed attention they’ve needed for years now. Staff numbers and regulations are a key part of the recent reforms proposed by the Biden Administration, and The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is pushing to make sure that this issue is addressed regardless …

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Take Action: Oppose Immunity for Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide an essential service in America; they offer necessary care for the elders in our communities, skilled nursing for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as many other important care and nursing services that most elderly Americans cannot live without. However, just because they are necessary, does not mean they are without …

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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. 

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 …

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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.