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Tom D'Amore

Nursing Home Arbitration Finally Limited by CMS

Choosing to put a loved one into a care facility, whether that be an around-the-clock nursing home or a semi-independent assisted living facility, is a difficult and emotional process. For some it may be a relief that an aging loved one […]

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Staffing Levels on Nursing Home Compare Site Often Inflated

A Center for Public Integrity (CPI) analysis of nursing home data from more than 10,000 nursing homes across the U.S. came to a familiar conclusion recently: a high degree of inaccuracy of self-reported data. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Oregon Elder Abuse Complaints Up; Elder Justice Act on Hold?

Oregon officials substantiated 3,650 complaints of abuse against the elderly and disabled last year. That’s the most elder abuse complaints logged since 2010—and a 30% increase from 2012. The 2013 annual report from the Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention […]

Tom D'Amore

Hidden Cameras Lead to Arrests for Nursing Home Neglect

17 nursing home employees were charged with neglect after hidden cameras recorded a shocking pattern of staff neglecting a 56-year-old Huntington’s disease patient. During one month, eight nurses and nine nursing assistants failed to dispense the bedridden man’s pain medication, […]

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Elder Abuse: 3 Types Common in Nursing Homes

Many elderly adults are vulnerable to abuse in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities where trained staff are responsible for their care. Abuse can be obvious, like with physical abuse and injury, or not as obvious, […]

Tom D'Amore

Elder Abuse: 3 Types Common in Nursing Homes

Many elderly adults are vulnerable to abuse in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities where trained staff are responsible for their care. When nursing home staff are overworked and pushed to the breaking point in terms […]

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Investigation: Corporate Elder Care Won’t Let “Customers” Leave

Understaffed, under-regulated assisted living facilities have been caught using dangerous processes to meet residency goals.  Watch Life and Death in Assisted Living on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. The facility was dangerously understaffed, and went to great lengths to cover […]