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3 Facts About Fear of Retaliation from Consumer Voice

The fear of retaliation is a common result of consistent abuse. As a result, care facility residents and their families might keep quiet about their needs, neglect, and abuse, simply to prevent worsening circumstances. Fear of retaliation is almost a hidden form of abuse within nursing homes because both the retaliatory action and the fear […]

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Take Action: Oppose Weakened Nurse Aid Training

It is no secret that better quality nursing equals better quality care. Over the past few years, it has been a focus of nursing home care advocates to ensure the care residents are getting is the best possible. From staffing standards to education, to better investigations, battling isolation, and improving complaint substantiation rules advocates have

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Battling Isolation in Nursing Homes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the most devastating increase in isolation and loneliness in nursing homes ever. Restricted by altered, or non-existent, visiting policies, residents were often left alone in their rooms, separated from family, and without social activities which were canceled. This isolation epidemic was eventually contested with the Essential Caregivers Act, but

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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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