Nursing home abuse

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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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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The 5-Star Quality Measure That’s Hurting Nursing Home Residents

As part of the list of nursing home reforms the Biden administration announced in February 2022, there was a focus on veering away from the 5-star quality measure that uses self-reported nursing home data. Instead, the administration is encouraging more accurate and verifiable information to be available for those choosing a nursing home.  The 5-Star …

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The CMS Issued a Federal Memo Restoring Nursing Home Visits

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%.

What Is Known and What Information Is Missing about Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care Settings

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 …

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