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VA Compensation 2023 Increase Helps Veterans in Nursing Homes

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a record increase to its compensation benefits for veterans. This will help more than 5 million veterans and survivors supported through VA benefits and the thousands of veterans receiving nursing home or other long-term care. After facing recent inflation and the rising cost of living, these… Read More

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Honoring Veterans in Nursing Homes for Veterans Day 2022

Veterans make up a significant portion of the millions of nursing home residents across the United States. In fact, the demand for veterans needing long-term care is expected to increase in the coming years. For this reason, it is so important for us all to remember, honor, and celebrate the sacrifices veterans made in service… Read More

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How the Talevski Supreme Court Case Could Impact Millions of U.S. Nursing Home Residents

On November 8, 2022, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Health and Hospital Corporation v. Talevski. Ivanka Talevski’s case argues that her husband’s rights were violated while he was a resident of one of Health and Hospital Corporation’s nursing homes. More than 20 briefs were filed to provide information… Read More

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Residents’ Rights Month: Raising Awareness for Nursing Home Abuse Justice

Annually throughout October, long-term care facilities, nurses, and caregivers honor Residents’ Rights Month. Created by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice), the event is a time to celebrate the dignity of long-term care facility residents and raise awareness of the rights they are entitled. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting nursing… Read More

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Breaking News for Older Veterans: President Biden Signs The PACT Act

The vast majority of Americans are united in believing that older adults, especially veterans and their loved ones, should receive quality care and dignity from a grateful nation. Horrifyingly, we have documented the dangers of nursing home abuse of military veterans, shining a light in dark places to expose the truth. We rarely get to… Read More

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Punishments for Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is considered a serious crime, but it often goes unreported. Older adults and their loved ones may be afraid that reporting abuse will lead to worse treatment. Thankfully, there are laws at both the federal and state levels to ensure punishments for elder abuse are carried out. Learn more about what to do… Read More

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Handling Abuse Allegations in Nursing Homes

Nursing home abuse is a serious claim that many people may feel uncomfortable making. However, because nursing home residents are usually frail and often cannot defend themselves, all allegations of abuse must be taken seriously. Learn how to handle abuse allegations in nursing homes and keep your loved one safe. Nursing Home Abuse Allegations: What… Read More

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Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Care

Research has uncovered racial disparities in nursing home care. While the reasons for these inequalities are not always clear, they present a serious public health problem that deserves attention. Racial disparities in nursing home care include higher rates of nursing home abuse and neglect among nonwhite residents. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation… Read More

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Secretive Appeals Process Hides Cases of Nursing Home Abuse

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rates nursing homes across the country on its Care Compare website. However, the New York Times reported in December 2021 that thousands of complaints filed against nursing homes were secretly appealed by facilities — and didn’t affect their ratings despite glaring problems. Learn how you can take… Read More

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Nursing Home Holiday Visits & COVID-19

The holidays can be a great time to connect with older loved ones who may be living in nursing homes. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic — and the threat of a new variant — it’s key to take precautions so your loved ones aren’t put at risk. Learn how you can safely celebrate the holidays… Read More