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Almost Half of All COVID-19 Deaths in California Involve Nursing Home Residents


  Based on the data from the California Department of Public Health (“DPH”) and Department of Social Services (“DSS”), as of May 13, 2020, there were 73,164 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in California alone. Among them, 3,032 people died. 1,150 resident deaths were at California’s nursing homes. Residents of skilled nursing facilities accounted […]

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California Nursing Homes Should Not Get Any Immunity for COVID-19 Misconduct


In April 2020, multiple groups that represent various healthcare and long-term care providers, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, sent a Petition to California Governor, Gavin Newsom, requesting an executive order that would grant a blanket and sweeping immunity for any wrongdoing that occurred during the COVID-19 period.  The requested immunity would shield nursing homes […]

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Yucaipa Nursing Home Staff Member with COVID-19 Contends the Facility Was Forcing Her to Come to Work


  Based on “ABC7” news channel, a nursing home in Yucaipa – Cedar Mountain Post-Acute Rehabilitation – made an attempt to force its activities assistant, Tatianna Dancy, to come to work even though her COVID-19 test came back positive. On Monday, April 6, 2020, Ms. Dancy missed work due to flu-like symptoms. By that time, […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Has Spread to Nursing Homes in Los Angeles


  In early March 2020, a nursing home in Washington state experienced a horrible outbreak of COVID-19, leading to more than 30 patient deaths. At that point, it became evident that the merciless virus would get to Southern California’s facilities and it was just a matter of time. Earlier, this firm wrote a blog article […]

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California Nursing Homes are Not Prepared for the New Coronavirus


  On March 11, 2020, WHO [the World Health Organization] formally declared the novel Coronavirus (which is medically referred to as “COVID-19”) a global pandemic. This deadly virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has rapidly become a Worldwide tragedy. Its most defenseless victims are the elderly. Unfortunately, as the following discussion will demonstrate, California elder […]

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Socialization Improves Well-Being of Elderly in Long-Term Care


Nursing homes and assisted living facilities must implement and maintain programs, which promote active social interactions among their patients / residents. A long-term care facility’s failure to ensure adequate socialization, and the resulting isolation and loneliness, may in some cases result in severe adverse consequences and may constitute a form of elder abuse and neglect. […]

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Twelve Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle Accident


The value of any motor vehicle accident claim depends, in part, on what you do immediately after the accident and subsequent to that. Your decisions and actions can seriously impact your claim and the amount of your potential recovery. The following 12 steps should be taken after any motor vehicle accident, including: Car Accidents Uber […]

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