Nursing Home Abuse

Helping to Ensure Nursing Home Patient Protections

Earlier this year, California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced legislation known as H.R. 2552: “Nursing Home Patient Protection & Standards Act.”  (The “H.R.” stands for House of Representatives, signifying that the bill started in that body of Congress.) H.R. 2522 was introduced to ensure consistent standards in nursing homes across the nation. It provides training and whistleblower …

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Memory Loss More Likely in the South

Here in North Carolina, as in many other southern states, we have a higher-than-average risk of cardiovascular disease, leading medical experts to call the band of high-risk states “the Stroke Belt.” Why? Well, no one really knows for sure. There are a few theories: That people in the south share some genetic susceptibility… that southerners …

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The High Cost of Poor Nursing Home Care

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (also known simply as “Consumer Voice”) is an organization that advocates for public policies that support quality care, and empowers and educates consumers and families. Recently, the Consumer Voice published a report called The High Cost of Poor Care: The Financial Case for Prevention in American Nursing Homes. …

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Wear Purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) announces the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. They encourage everyone to show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect by wearing something purple on this day. Information about the extent of abuse in elderly populations is …

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