Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

Featured Link — Seven Questions To Ask When Searching for Assisted Living

I have mentioned ProPublica before, but here is another great, and short, article from the people there. Seven questions to ask before choosing an assisted living facility. Check it out. Here is the introduction: Finding reliable data on assisted living … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Decision: How to Know If It’s Time to Get Your Elderly Parents Extra Help

No one wants to think that their parents have reached a stage in life that they are unable to take care of themselves. Unfortunately, most of us will one day face this dreaded reality. You may wonder how to know … Continue reading

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Nursing Care Standards: Call Light Waiting Time

The call light has become the universal icon symbolizing  the quality of care in hospitals and nursing facilities. All care plans regarding patient safety must have as part of the essential protocol “call bell within reach at all times.” Every … Continue reading

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Senior Care: Ways to Talk to Elderly Parents About At-Home Care

This article is courtesy of Anita Ginsburg, a freelance writer from Denver who often writes about home, family, law and business. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing. If you have an elderly … Continue reading

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Custodial Care Fraud Against Medicare Persists in Dallas Area

The problem of Medicare fraud by home health care companies is an ongoing problem in North Texas, but Washington keeps cutting the budget allowance to find and prove this fraud. The details of the situation were mentioned in a recent … Continue reading

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Recognize the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

This is a guest post from Lederer and Nojima LLP, a California-based Personal Injury Law Firm. There are hundreds of studies that show that nursing home abuse is something we all need to be concerned about. As our parents and grandparents age, … Continue reading

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A Report on Shortfalls in Medicaid Funding for Nursing Center Care

The American Health Care Association recently released a troubling report that stated the past year was the worst ever so far as the gap between long-term care costs and Medicaid payments. As health care costs continue to rise much faster than … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse — A Growing Problem

This guest post is from Sophia Marie Francis, who recently graduated from law school and has an interest in personal injury law. She currently writes for the law firm of Welebir, Tierney, and Weck. Respect your elders. We’re all taught … Continue reading

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Who Will Speak Up For Our Aging Population in Dallas County?

That was the provocative headline of an article in the Dallas Morning News by Molly Bogen of the Senior Source. Here are excerpts: The Senior Source averages more than 400 complaints a month from residents of the 70 nursing homes … Continue reading

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No Solution Yet in Sight for Long-Term Care Costs

The cost of long-term care in this country can be enormous, and quite a shock to families when they first have a need for it. Whether it’s home health care, assisted living, or a skilled nursing facility, the annual cost … Continue reading

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