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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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The Quiet Abuse Behind Elder Self-Neglect

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Elderly people who live alone are at risk of self-neglect. When older people lose the mental and physical ability to take care of themselves and lack a support system, they may enter a situation of neglect. This loneliness and isolation can cause severe depression and stress-related illnesses. "Self-neglect" is the term used to describe this lack…

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How Inheritance Impatience Leads to Elder Abuse

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Financial abuse of the elderly is a huge problem that costs older Americans more than 36.5 billion dollars per year. Sometimes the abusers are con artists who target seniors, especially elderly who are mentally impaired. Sadly, not all financial abusers are strangers to their victims. Elder abuse is also committed by family members. Sometimes abusive family members…

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California Nursing Homes Continue to Be Understaffed

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Patients in nursing homes will not be properly cared for if the home does not have enough staff members. Understaffing in nursing homes can lead to patients suffering severe injuries, including injuries from falls, bed sores and receiving incorrect medication. For some patients, lack of adequate staffing may even be fatal. California is attempting to…

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Burglaries and Attacks: How Seniors Can Protect Themselves

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Unfortunately, older people are often targeted by criminals. While financial fraud attacks occur through various channels, the scariest of all attacks are robberies and burglaries of seniors' homes. Fortunately, there are steps that seniors and their loved ones can take to increase home safety. The elder abuse lawyers of Garcia Law offices share those tips…

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