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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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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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Battling Senior Loneliness & Dementia With Pets

Creating an aging-friendly world, addressing mental health, and advocating for better, safer living conditions for elderly Americans can be as simple as acknowledging the harm of loneliness. During COVID, we saw a dramatic and damaging uptick in isolation and loneliness among elders. Specifically, among nursing home residents who were barred from seeing loved ones. For …

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Involuntary Holds: Gharibian Law Weighs In

Often, the rights of nursing home residents are violated because of a lack of knowledge. Either the resident doesn’t understand their rights, their loved ones don’t understand resident rights, or both parties are purposefully misled. Within the nursing home industry, specifically regarding resident evictions, administrators often offer misleading information, claiming involuntary holds as a basis …

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3 Tips for Preventing Financial Abuse

Few things cause more anxiety than finances. Everyone, from all age groups and backgrounds, experiences anxiety and uncertainty when it comes to financial decisions and welfare. In fact, according to a Bankrate article, “52 percent of U.S. adults said money has a negative impact on their mental health, including causing stress.” And this doesn’t necessarily …

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