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Aug 04
COVID-19 Deaths Are Prevalent in Nursing Homes

The first reported case of COVID-19 in the United States was in January 2020. Since then, the number of cases has continued to increase throughout the country. A majority of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 recover without any issues. Unfortunately, older adults are more susceptible to complications and deaths due to compromised immune systems and underlying […]

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Oct 18
San Diego Nurses Could Face Elder Abuse Charges

Two elder care nurses were suspended without pay and could face criminal charges after allegedly posting an online video of themselves laughing at a half-naked elderly dementia patient. The accused employees of the LifeHOUSE Vista Healthcare Center were helping a patient take a shower when the video was shot. In it, one suspect is standing over a partially […]

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Aug 19
Security Cameras Now Available in California Nursing Homes

Residents of California senior care homes may sleep a little safer at night now, thanks to new guidelines released by the state’s Department of Social Services. As reported by NBC 7, people living at any assisted living facilities in the Golden State are now able to have security cameras in their rooms. In years past, […]

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Aug 13
State Considers Bills to Strengthen Assisted Living Facility Oversight

It is no secret that there are problems with assisted living facilities across the state of California. In San Diego County alone, over a five-year period, at least 27 seniors reportedly died of abuse or neglect at nursing homes, according to a joint investigation conducted by the San Diego Union-Tribune and the California HealthCare Foundation’s […]

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May 20
Recognizing Financial Elder Abuse

Abuse and neglect affect more than 20,000 elderly Californians each year, and that number is expected to increase as the population continues to age, according to the State Office of the Attorney General.  Although many Californians know the signs of physical or emotional abuse, fewer are prepared to identify and address financial abuse, a type […]

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