January 26, 2021
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.
October 28, 2020
Most of us have no problem voicing our concern when we believe our rights are being infringed. But have you thought about the rights of residents living in assisted living facilities? What happens when a person is no longer fully independent? Do their rights change, or is it easier for the people around them to violate their rights? (more…)
October 2, 2020
The elderly are the most vulnerable part of the population to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S. alone, thousands of people living in nursing homes have died from the novel coronavirus, and some approximations say a quarter of all infections in the country have some link to nursing homes — whether it’s visitors, patients or healthcare workers in these long-term care facilities.
September 29, 2020
Elder abuse is a taboo yet on the rise problem in America, with major health and social repercussions. It’s a calamity that affects elderly people of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, social classes, geographic areas, faith communities, mental capacities, and physical abilities.
September 24, 2020
Last Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a federal memo officially restoring visitation in U.S. nursing homes. The CMS is commanding these elder care facilities to allow visitation when a facility has had no new COVID-19 outbreaks for at least 14 days, and the community positivity rate is below 10%.
August 19, 2020
COVID-Related Strikes Threatens
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.
June 16, 2020
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.
June 3, 2020
Every year, 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ experiences some form of Elder Abuse or Neglect, moreover, it is likely that the statistic is understated, as only 1 in 14 cases of Elder Abuse and Neglect is reported. And although this has been a not widely spoken subject for years, most people nowadays have heard mentions to Elder Abuse and Neglect, but they may not always comprehend the difference between the two.
May 14, 2020
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 eight days from April 23 to May 1, and deaths in assisted living facilities nearly doubled between April 20 and May 3.
May 7, 2020
Our Attorney was on NBCA TV the other day. Here is what channel reported:
For weeks the I-team reported on the virus and its devastating impact on the Nursing homes. So, now nursing homeowners are asking the Governors for protection from lawsuits.