November 11, 2020
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…)
October 21, 2020
Nursing home abuse is more widespread than most people think. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, approximately 2 million elders in the U.S. aged 65 and older have suffered some form of abuse at the hands of a caregiver. The elderly deserve to be in a secure environment with concerned caregivers, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case for many seniors, as the statistics show. (more…)
October 14, 2020
The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that approximately two million elderly Americans file abuse reports each year because of mistreating. Still, for every denounced case, five more go entirely unreported. Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional harm, and it’s often a private caregiver or a nursing home employee who’s involved. (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 23, 2020
Earlier this month, Costa Mesa Police Department officials arrested a female caregiver for alleged Elder Abuse after being caught on surveillance video repeatedly beating a 91-year-old Costa Mesa woman left in her care.
August 26, 2020
Even since Medicare was created, Nursing Homes have been the main form of residential long-term care in the country. They offer 24/7 nursing care, supervision, help with daily activities, meals, and medication administration to older adults who cannot manage independently. They also provide rehabilitative services to assist those recovering from a specific acute condition, such as a stroke or hip fracture.
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.
July 29, 2020
Gharibian Law is currently representing Ronald Clarke, a Korean War veteran, and his family in an Elder Abuse lawsuit against Sunbrook Residential Care, an elderly assisted living facility located in La Quinta, California, where a Korean War veteran was brutally murdered last November.
July 15, 2020
When we talk about Elder Abuse, very limited research has been done on it, even where there is evidence that suggests it may be almost as widespread as child abuse. And although attention has increased in recent years, most research on Elder Abuse has focused on the different types and causes.
April 15, 2020
Nursing home facilities are in front of an understaffing crisis, which can lead to serious injuries or even death among nursing home residents. Some states don’t have legal mandates on the ratio of nursing home staff to senior residents, meaning the problem can go unchecked.