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How to Spot Elder Abuse and Neglect in Non-Institutional Settings

Older generations are living longer and healthier lives, but as with anything that sees growing numbers — a popular music festival, a blossoming city center — the risks increase as well. It might be surprising for people to learn that most elder abuse and neglect happens in residential homes rather than nursing homes or other […]


Stephen Garcia Authors Article on Nursing Home Mandates in The Advocate

In the article, “Private enforcement of nursing home staffing mandates”, published by The Advocate, Founding Partner Stephen Garcia discussed that understaffing in skilled nursing facilities is one of the primary causes of violations of residents’ rights, inadequate care and unsafe conditions. According to the California Department of Public Health, 69 percent of audited skilled nursing […]


Nursing Home Negligence Increases in Texas

Elder abuse and nursing home negligence should never be a concern, let alone a reality, for anyone with a loved one in a long-term care facility, assisted living residence or nursing home. However, this issue is now one of the prevailing anxieties for family members with parents in a nursing home or who may be […]


Improving Nursing Home Models: The New Nursing Home Movement

The mental image most people have of the traditional “nursing home” is not always the most caring or comfortable place. In fact, it is usually downright institutional – closer to a hospital than to an actual home. Of course, elderly people in residential care facilities need to be fed, clothed, bathed, given their medication and […]


Steps Seniors Wish They Had Taken To Prepare for Elder Years

Preparing for old age is a challenging prospect. You want to make wise choices, but it can be difficult to imagine what you will need or want in your later years from the vantage point of a younger adult. Many seniors express regrets about mistakes they made, and how they wish they had better prepared […]


What Your Loved One Can Do to Enhance Their Quality of Life

Aging can be difficult, and many older people see both their health and their mental wellbeing decline as the years go by. Of course, the two are connected, although the link may not always seem obvious at first. Many seniors who get out of the habit of trying new activities and exercising regularly find it […]