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4 Signs of Elder Health Care and Insurance Fraud

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Elderly people make tempting targets for scammers. Fraud costs older Americans more than $36 billion every year. If you or your loved one are old enough to receive Medicare, you need to protect yourself by watching out for signs of fraud. A common type of fraud committed against seniors involves health insurance or health care fraud. This is a…

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California Governor Launches Alzheimer’s Task Force  

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Gavin Newsom, California's new governor, gave his first State of the State this February. One area he focused on in his speech was the need to take care of California's aging population. California's Master Plan on Aging The number of seniors in California is expected to double in the next 25 years. In his address, Newsom proposed a "Master…

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Early Signs of a Pressure Sore

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Pressure sores, also known as bed sores, can be very dangerous. If left untreated, they can cause infection, loss of limbs or even death. They are unfortunately common, affecting 65 percent of seniors who have hip fractures and 11 percent of all nursing home residents. Pressure sores can be caused by nursing home abuse and neglect, often due to understaffing.…

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Demand for Dementia Care Puts Residents at Risk

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Dementia care units inside for-profit assisted living facilities charge high fees and make a lot of money. As a result, many new dementia units continue to be built. Unfortunately, this focus on profit often causes the quality of patient care to lag behind. When there are not enough staff members or employees are improperly trained,…

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Nursing Home Patients’ Rights According to Medicare

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Are you concerned about the way a loved one has been treated in a nursing home? Know that certain treatment may actually be illegal. Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare or Medicaid must meet certain standards of care. Both federal and state laws spell out the rights of patients in nursing homes. It's important…

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How to Challenge a Nursing Home Eviction Notice

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When residents get evicted from nursing homes, they may have nowhere else to go. The result can be tragic. But why would nursing homes discharge patients against their will? Often, the motive is money. Many Nursing Home Evictions Are Illegal Federal law protects nursing home residents in many ways, one of them being that nursing homes can…

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California Real Estate Market Leads to Elder Scams

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The real estate market in California is red hot. Older people who bought their homes decades ago may now have property worth many times what they originally paid for it. Some homes in highly sought-after areas that were bought many years ago for less than $100,000 could now be worth millions. Unfortunately, this richly-priced real…

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