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Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth, Prompting Sexual-Assault Investigation – The Cut

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A January 11, 2019, article in The Cut, by authors, Kimberly Truong and Claire Lampen, was entitled, "Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth, Prompting Sexual-Assault Investigation". The article delineates that, "On December 29 (2018), a woman who had been in a vegetative state for over two decades gave birth in an Arizona nursing facility, prompting authorities to investigate what looks like a Read More >>

Nurse Attacks 83-Year-Old Paraplegic War Veteran After He Outs Her for Being Late to Work: Cops – News4NY

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A shocking story appeared on and in several New York news outlets in 2017, one sourced here from the News4NY (NBC) website, entitled, "Nurse Attacks 83-Year-Old Paraplegic War Veteran After He Outs Her for Being Late to Work: Cops". The story described how, "A licensed practical nurse allegedly brutally attacked an 83-year-old paraplegic Korean War veteran as he lay helpless in a stretcher once Read More >>

Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 >>