WHAT IS REAL: A LOOK AT THE ELDER ABUSE AND DEPENDENT ADULT CIVIL PROTECTION ACT AND THE DIFFICULTIES FACED IN PROTECTING ELDERS

Post by: Kimberly Valentine There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning, he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be. The velveteen rabbit’s friend was the Skin Horse. The Skin Horse had lived longer than any of the other toys. He was so old that his brown …

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Nursing Home Reform in California, the PROTECT Plan and Important Bills to Support

In March of 2021, multiple California state legislators have joined together to propose a package of bills to promote Nursing Home reform, transparency, and to provide protections to consumers and residents of nursing homes. Senator Stern and Assembly-members Muratsuchi, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Nazarian, and Reyes introduced a seven-bill package collectively known as the Priorities Responsible Ownership, …

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How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it. The New Yorker | October 9, 2017 Issue For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel—he liked James Patterson and Clive …

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Nursing-home firm to pay $48 million to settle Medicare fraud case

A Mission Viejo-based nursing-home operator, Ensign Group Inc., has agreed to pay $48 million to settle allegations regarding inflated bills to Medicare for therapy sessions that were either unnecessary or never took place. Ensign incentivized therapists to increase the amount of therapy provided to their patients in an effort to meet planned targets for Medicare revenue,regardless …

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Operation Helping Hands

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, VLG once again teamed up with Operation Helping Hands to assemble approximately 600 backpacks filled with t-shirts, socks, water and personal hygiene items. On Sunday, June 23, 2013, the backpacks were distributed primarily by teenage volunteers to homeless individuals in Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Fullerton, Long Beach, Wilmington, San …

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