July 19, 2021
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 every month
July 13, 2021
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. (more…)
December 3, 2020
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 sores to advance in another one.
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
How to Protect an Aging Parent from Elder Abuse
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.