February 2024

Fractures and Falls: What You Need to Know

According to the CDC, there are roughly 36 million falls among older adults every year. In 2020, those falls resulted in 36,000 deaths. These shocking numbers over the years have led to a number of programs, awareness, advocacy, and research that will hopefully decrease those numbers significantly. Here’s what you need to know about fractures …

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Consumer Voice Research: Transparency & Accountability

For years, the nursing home industry has been bogged down and held back by a lack of transparency and accountability. Not only do the failings as a result of no transparency and accountability affect residents, but it affects staff and community as well. From staffing standards, to food standards, to ensuring quality care, Consumer Voice …

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3 Groups Responsible for Investigating and Prosecuting Abuse

In addition to the Attorney General, our police, and Adult Protective Services, there are a few other agencies and groups that assist in prosecuting elder abuse. In California, there are specifically three groups that focus on and help with nursing home abuse cases. While they may work with other cases in addition to elder abuse, …

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Report: California Nursing Home Complaints Increase

A large part of advocacy within the nursing home industry is reporting problems. Whether it’s simply saying something to staff or going through the steps to report abuse and neglect to higher authorities, it is vital to say something. However, it’s disheartening to see just how necessary reporting has become. Recent statistics from California Department …

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