Who is “ Assisting” at Assisted Living Facilities and…… Is It Enough?

      Assisting living facilities are a popular alternative to the traditional nursing home and the number of facilities  opening here in Ohio and around the country are growing fast. But is this tread good for our seniors?  The biggest danger is, are they staffed with enough well-trained personnel? A recent article highlighted this

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Assisted Living Facilities’ Annual Report Card Will Surprise You

As healthcare consumers, we rely on the government to protect our loved ones from unscrupulous caregivers. Each year the US Department of Health and Human Services compiles evidence from assisted living facilities across the country. The HHS has recently released its Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report. Think of it as an

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How Would the GOP Platform Affect Seniors in Nursing Homes?

This year’s Republican National Convention has drawn quite the spotlight to Cleveland, and it has been very exciting… so far! My office is just a few blocks away from the downtown convention center, and it’s rare to step outside without encountering visitors dressed in red, white, and blue; or local, national, or international press; not

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Nursing Home Residents May Be Both Victims and Perpetrators of Elder Abuse

Traditional efforts to prevent nursing home abuse have focused on the nursing staff. Lawmakers have considered reforming all kinds of staffing practices, from background checks and training to data collection. But a new study finds that we should be just as concerned about elder abuse by roommates and neighbors. At least one in five seniors

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