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The DOJ Senior Financial Crackdown focuses exclusively on foreign scams.

DOJ Senior Exploitation Crackdown Targets Financial Abuse

A recent announcement covered by ABC News, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) made a statement while in Florida regarding their goals for preserving the safety and finances of seniors. The DOJ senior exploitation crackdown initiative has announced plans to focus the overwhelming brunt of its efforts on prosecuting international financial exploitation scams. The DOJ … Continue reading DOJ Senior Exploitation Crackdown Targets Financial Abuse

The federal nursing home infection control rollbacks could increase risk of encountering Covid-19.

Federal Nursing Home Infection Control Rollback Risks Lives

One of the last federal nursing home infection control regulations passed before the current presidency was a requirement aimed at corralling the 1.6 to 3.8 million infections and diseases that plague nursing homes annually. The first part of the federal nursing home infection regulation was a requirement for all long-term care facilities to develop infection … Continue reading Federal Nursing Home Infection Control Rollback Risks Lives

Georgia's Nursing Facility Care Bill could improve dementia care in facilities across the state.

Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

On Feb. 28, 2020, a new nursing facility care bill has passed in Georgia’s legislative house by a staggering 160 – 1 vote. If this bill passes the Senate, it will become law, requiring nursing homes, assisted living centers, and personal care homes to reevaluate the level of care they are providing to their residents. … Continue reading Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

Alzheimer’s Patients Taking Antipsychotic Drugs Suffer Cranial Injury Risk

New research from the University of Eastern Finland published Jan. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that antipsychotic medications were associated with a 29% increased risk of head injuries and a 22% increased risk of traumatic brain injuries in Alzheimer’s patients. While a connection between antipsychotics and increased fall risk in … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Patients Taking Antipsychotic Drugs Suffer Cranial Injury Risk

Under the proposed Florida home surveillance relaxation bills, poor-performing nursing homes may receive fewer investigations.

Florida Home Surveillance Relaxation Could Jeopardize Resident Safety

A recent initiative for Florida home surveillance relaxation could allow more nursing homes to get away with neglectful conditions. According to current Florida law, a nursing home cited for a Class 1 violation or multiple Class 2 violations will then be investigated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) every six months for … Continue reading Florida Home Surveillance Relaxation Could Jeopardize Resident Safety

The Georgia Coroner's Law will require an official investigation into nursing home deaths if passed.

Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

A bill has been presented in the Georgia legislation that could change the way that nursing homes and coroners document deaths. The Georgia coroner’s law could remove a nursing home’s ability to sign death certificates without a coroner’s approval. The Georgia coroner’s law, formerly known as House Bill 262, is currently pending before the General … Continue reading Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers