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Rising Tide of Elderly Veterans Stressing VA’s Nursing Care Systems

Within the next five years, more than a million veterans will age into eligibility for Veterans Administration publicly-funded nursing homes and alternative nursing services. The cost of this care could rise sharply to more than $10 billion annually, a nearly 50 percent increase over current costs of $6 billion per year, during the same period. … Continue reading Rising Tide of Elderly Veterans Stressing VA’s Nursing Care Systems

Unnecessary medical bills charged in the Philip Esformes Medicare fraud case

Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Case Focuses on Miami Nursing Homes

One of the largest Medicare fraud cases on record is currently underway in Florida, and it has assisted living facilities at its center. In 2016, FBI agents arrested Philip Esformes, owner of more than 30 Miami-area nursing and assisted living facilities, Odette Barcha, former director of outreach programs at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, … Continue reading Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Case Focuses on Miami Nursing Homes

An elderly woman experiencing restrains in nursing homes

Australia to Better Regulate Restraints in Nursing Homes

Australia will introduce new regulations about sedating or restraining nursing home residents, The Guardian reported.  According to MSN, three national reports in the last 18 months have recommended the government regulate the use of restraints. In September, the BBC reported that Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced an inquiry into residential and in-home aged care. Unlike in … Continue reading Australia to Better Regulate Restraints in Nursing Homes

An Alzheimer's patient experiencing negligence

Daughter Says Hospital Left Mother with Alzheimer’s Locked Out in Middle of the Night

It’s every concerned daughter’s worst nightmare. Costanza Genoese Zerbi reportedly did what she could to provide the best possible care for her 84-year-old mother who started to show signs of Alzheimer’s dementia a year ago. Still, it wasn’t enough to protect her mother from exposure and endangerment. Zerbi placed her mother, Savina Genoese Zerbi, in … Continue reading Daughter Says Hospital Left Mother with Alzheimer’s Locked Out in Middle of the Night