Elder Abuse Law

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10 Vital Pieces of the DHS & CMS Staffing Standard Final Rule

The road to a staffing standard final rule has been long. For decades this problem has permeated the industry, wreaking havoc on resident care standards. Not to mention employee happiness, burnout, and turnover, as well as nursing home accountability standards. Now, two years after the Biden Administration’s nursing home legislation proposals, we have a DHS

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5 Nursing Home Discharge Facts You Need to Know

Navigating nursing home policies can be a confusing and stressful job. Unfortunately, some nursing homes and care facilities realize this and take advantage. It is important to not only know your rights as a nursing home resident, but also understand nursing home policies and laws. For example, when it comes to discharging residents from the

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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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The CMS Final Rule on Nursing Home Ownership Transparency

Nursing home ownership and transparency are directly related. As we continue to address some of the key issues within the nursing home industry, we must note correlations between ownership and quality of care. Over the past few years, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released a number of reports investigating nursing home ownership

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