Elderly

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new rules prohibiting nursing homes from requiring patients to agree to arbitrate any legal claims against the nursing home at any time before a dispute arises or as a condition of admission. (Courtesy photo)

Problematic nursing home arbitration clauses

This week, I want to discuss important federal regulatory changes that will…

 

Recognizing that regulation by public agencies is insufficient to safeguard the elderly, the legislature provided under the Elder Abuse Act enhanced remedies to encourage patients and their families to bring civil lawsuits to stop elder abuse and neglect. (Courtesy photo)

Trouble with elderly care

This week’s question comes from Linda in the North Bay, who asks:…

 

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoResidents of the University Mound Ladies Home may get to stay under a new deal with AgeSong.

Eviction of seniors from assisted living home on hold pending deal

The University Mound Ladies Home appears to be saved. Plans to close…

 

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If your legs hurt, get out and walk more

Your legs hurt when you walk. Perhaps the best thing you can…

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Concert for a good cause

In a time when positions are being cut at all levels of…