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Nursing Home and Long Term Care Abuse

  • Tell the Legislature to Protect Seniors from Forced ArbitrationSeptember 2nd, 2015

    Few in our society are as fragile and defenseless as seniors, particularly those in long-term care facilities. This is the reason why a proposed change to Medicare and Medicaid regulations–one that would outlaw forced arbitration as a precondition of entry into such a facility–is so …

  • More Seniors Means More Falls, More DeathsNovember 26th, 2014

    Americans are living longer due to advances in medicine, but the physical safety of the elderly population is becoming even more precarious. According to a New York Times article published in late October, “The number of people over 65 who died after a fall reached nearly …

  • California Nursing Homes Attempt to ‘Clean Up’ ComplaintsMarch 12th, 2014

    Kaiser Health News recently revealed that several hundred nursing home cases in Los Angeles County were closed without any investigation as part of the so-called “Complaint Workload Clean Up Project.” Anna Gorman, the author of the exposé, notes that this is not the first time …