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Post by: Kimberly Valentine This article is less about law and more about life. I am a plaintiff lawyer who has spent the past 24 years practicing in the area of elder abuse and neglect. And what I know for sure is that each and every one of us should be very, very concerned about […]

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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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Elder Abuse Law in California

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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