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Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry

Following is a joint statement issued by Long Term Care Community Coalition and the Center for Medicare Advocacy on current financial troubles and turmoil in the nursing home industry.   The statement is also available at  https://nursinghome411.org/ltccc-comments/. Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry January 2019—The nursing home industry is facing tremendous turmoil Read More >>

How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly – Elder Abuse – Bloomberg

A Bloomberg article, By author, Nick Leiber, entitled, "How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly", made the frightening, but all too true statement that, "Telephone pitchers, online scammers and even family members target the most vulnerable among us. And it’s about to get worse." Among several cases illustrated in the article, the first was of an 82 year old woman, Marjorie Read More >>

Trump had injured condo worker wait 9 years to collect payout – NY Post

A 2016 article in the New York Post, by Richard Morgan, was entitled, "Trump had injured condo worker wait 9 years to collect payout". Morgan reported that, "A 51-year-old brass polisher badly hurt in 2007 while working at a Trump condo on Manhattan’s East Side had to wait nine years to collect a payout for his injuries because the billionaire developer’s company waited too long to inform its Read More >>

When Do Drug and Healthcare Ads Push Ethical Boundaries?

You’d be right if you suspect that drug makers are spending A LOT more on TV advertising. Pharmaceutical companies have more than doubled ad spending in just the past four years, making it the second-fastest growing ad category in the nation. Other healthcare providers – from local hospitals to nationally known cancer treatment centers – are also upping the advertising ante. But when do healthcare Read More >>

Injuries from Falls Affect People of All Ages, Not Just Elderly

According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died in 2016 from the common and preventable injury of falling. Even more worrisome is that this number has only increased since 2000 and shows no sign of slowing. You should know surprising facts about falls, what causes this avoidable injury and how people of all ages can help prevent falls. Click here to read the Read More >>

Nursing Homes are now Big Business

As baby boomers begin to need nursing home facilities, profit-focused corporate nursing home chains have dominated the market. This increase in residents and emphasis on profits has led to a distressing rise in neglected and abused seniors. But instead of improving safety, corporate nursing homes are working to limit their accountability and deny residents’ rights. There are many laws and Read More >>

Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage

A breaking article in Newsday (today, September 29), entitled, "Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage" , by author, Martin C. Evans @martincevans, describes that the "91 year-old" Northport, Virginia Center, comprising, "four nursing homes," had "staffing shortages, mismanaged the nurses to fill the gaps and allowed overtime costs to balloon to $1.5 million in 2017," about Read More >>

Protect Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death – From Newsday Long Island

A September 10, article in Newsday, by criminal justice reporter, Bridget Murphy (bridget.murphy@newsday.com; Twitter: @ByBridgetMurphy ), entitled,"Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death", describes that, "Sijimole Reji, Annieamma Augustine and Martine Morland are all former county employees who are on trial in the nursing home death of an elderly person whose Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive – LTCCC

From the Long Term Care Community Coalition, August 8, 2018 - Staffing is perhaps the most important factor in a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have enough qualified care staff. However, in the Read More >>