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Nursing homes that harm seniors face fewer fines under Trump

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Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News

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The Trump administration — reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama — is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.

The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry. The American Health Care Association, the industry’s main trade group, has complained that under Obama inspectors focused excessively on catching wrongdoing rather than helping nursing homes improve.

“It is critical that we have relief,” Mark Parkinson, the group’s president, wrote in a letter to then-President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016.

Since 2013, nearly 6,500 nursing homes — 4 of every 10 — have been cited at least once for a serious violation, federal records show. Medicare has fined two-thirds of those homes. Common citations include failing to protect residents from avoidable accidents, neglect, mistreatment and bedsores.

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The new guidelines discourage regulators from levying fines in some situations, even when they have resulted in a resident’s death. The guidelines will also probably result in lower fines for many facilities.

The change in policy aligns with Trump’s promise to reduce bureaucracy, regulation and government intervention in business. READ MORE

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“Abuse of the Elderly in America’s Rest Homes” tonight’s live show on AJCRadio!

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I will be a guest this evening on AJCRadio on Blogtalk, at 6:25 pm MST … 7:25 pm CST …8:25 pm EST…..Marti Oakley

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Congress is About to Take Away Your Rights!

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Call or Write your Senators and Representatives
and tell them to VOTE NO on  H.R. 1215!

The U.S. Congress is fighting hard to take away your rights and the power of individual states to protect those rights.

The influence of BIG BUSINESS over your elected representatives is being used protect careless and greedy companies and their insurers from the responsibility to pay for their own misconduct. They are working to transfer to taxpayers the expense of caring for the victims of corporate misconduct. And if the responsibility to pay for the harm they do disappears then a primary motive for manufacturers and drug companies to make safe products disappears with it.

Let’s Get Specific

H.R. 1215:
If your loved one ends up in a nursing home, and develops fatal bedsores because the nursing home chose to understaff to maximize profits, it won’t matter. This bill leaves victims of nursing home abuse with no practical remedy.

Is it okay with you if your hospitalized child suffers brain injury and dies because there were not enough health care professionals to provide proper supervision? Under this bill, Congress says your child does not have enough value to matter.

Congress is considering a devastating anti-justice wish list in H.R. 1215. The bill would federalize (so long states’ rights!) health care malpractice lawsuits, severely limiting victim’s access to justice.

Oppose H.R. 1215: Congress Should Protect Patients. Period. As many as 440,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors every year, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer.

XYZ drug company produces a drug that is hazardous to people taking it. Doctors are told that the drug “has problems”, but some doctors continue to prescribe it because they enjoy benefits from the drug company. You will not be permitted to sue those physicians under this law.

How Will It Cost Tax Payers?

Injured people must get care somewhere. If they cannot receive compensation from the party at fault, they will have to go elsewhere.

*Private health insurance costs can be expected to go up.
*Medicare will get hit for more payments.
*Medicaid will see increased claims.
*Social Security will see increases in disability claims.
*Healthcare costs will rise to cover the uninsured who seek treatment.
*Unemployment claims should be expected to rise as injured workers, uncompensated by the real wrongdoers, will make claims that would otherwise have been unnecessary.
*If you are somehow able to receive a jury verdict or settlement in any of the cases under this bill, the responsible party can require that any amounts over $50,000 be paid out over time; will it be one year, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years?? And what happens to your compensation if the wrongdoer goes out of business before the debt owed to you is paid?

So Why Would Congress Do This?

Because members of Congress owe big corporations and insurance companies for getting them elected. What other reason would cause Congress to pass laws they know will hurt Americans and add to an already heavy tax burden?

Chief White Owl: Unjust Florida Punitive Damages on Wrongful Death for Victims Families

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He was only suppose to go in for 120 days for evaluation on the meds he was on for senile dementia and return home and never did.. Chief could walk, talk, and feed himself when he went in. After he left , he couldn’t walk, talk, or feed himself. It turned into a total nightmare.The Dahmer Family demanded him out of there after 8 weeks.. 2nd nursing home reported the horrific news:

1- Malnutrition

2- Dehydration

3- Lost 32 pounds in 8 weeks

4- Decubitus Ulcers on both feet – where they put someone else’s shoes on him size 8 and he wears a 10.. later in hospital they wanted to amputate both feet

5- Bed Sores Stage 4- down to the bone .

.6- Lost upper and lower partial plates…

7- Over-medicated

8- Both Rotary Caps in both shoulders were turned where they dropped him..

9- Lost clothes

Published on Mar 10, 2016

Description on YouTube :  Former Pro Wrestler Chief White Owl -from WWF now WWE- aka George Dahmer was severely neglected in a nursing home back in Feb 2008.

GDAHMER1Wife- Patricia of Chief White Owl aka George Dahmer WON the Wrongful Death Suit in Nov -2012. Guilty on All Charges. The nursing home lost the 3 Appeals for Punitive Damages. Chief’s Wife- Patricia was MANDATED to pay 50% of the Punitive Damages to Help Improve The Quality of Care In Nursing Homes!! Didn’t find out till almost 7 years later. The Jurors whom awarded the money didn’t even know. Is this Total Justice for Wrongful Death’s Victim’s Family to pay 50% of the Punitive Damages to Help Improve the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes? FS 400.0238 Punitive Damages Limitation & FS 400-0239 Quality of Care of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund. Please Contact Florida Legislators to REPEAL these 2 Florida Statutes and REFUND The Chief’s Wife-Patricia.. It’s the right thing to do. Thank You!! Life, Liberty, and Justice for ALL!!

Dahmer family Appalled at why 50 % of Punitive Damages goes back to Nursing Homes to Improve the Quality of Care In Nursing Homes when they were not at fault. Listen here for more… http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oa…

1- http://www.chiefwhiteowlwon.com/ Chief White Owl Won – Website

2- https://www.causes.com/actions/171164…PETITION- Chief White Owl’s Law Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect- Stricter Laws and Harsher Penalties for Nursing Homes..

3 –https://www.facebook.com/Chief-White-… Chief White Owl, Pro Wrestling Legend on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald’s Story: Nursing Home and drug abuse of an elderly man

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geraldGerald after chemical restraints of Haldol and Seroqel administered within 24 hrs of admittance to the nursing facility after brain surgery.
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Patrice Gilgan joins us this evening to expose the abuse and drugging of her father at the hands of doctors and nursing home workers in two different facilities in Orange County, California.
The first instance of abuse both physical and with drugs occurred at Irvine Cottage Board and Care where Gerald had been sent to recover from brain surgery.  Gerald was drugged within 24 hours of admittance to the home with massive doses of Haldol,Seroqel and overdosed on morphine.  There was no prescription for the morphine.  Cottage Board and Care is operated by St Joseph Hospice, a Catholic enterprise.
At a second facility, Villa Valencia Skilled Nursing, (a St Michael Hospice and another Catholic owned  enterprise), Gerald was given 7 different drugs.  None of these drugs were to be used on brain injured or individuals suffering from dementia.  When Gerald was finally freed from this facility and hospitalized again, it took more than two weeks for him to respond due to the massive drug overload in his system.
Videos of Gerald, and of some of the abuse he endured are available on the you tube channel;  Ireland Dallas 
Gerald Gilgan was a retired New York City Fire Fighter.  This man did not deserve this callous treatment.  No one does.  Yet it happens to the elderly every day here in the US
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Florida Nursing Home Owner Shield: FL bill 670 a clear violation of federal statute

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The Florida House and Senate recently passed a clearly protectionist bill. Fl 670, meant to shield the owners, investors, managers and other employees and individuals from liability for their failure to protect, and to ensure the well-being and rights of home residents, is a clear violation of federal code regarding these same individuals.

Rick Scott, Florida governor and holder of the largest Medicare Fraud Scam on record, dutifully signed this bill into law knowing full well that the abuse, neglect and deprivation of individual rights of nursing home residents would explode as a result.

Scott, apparently not remotely concerned with what is an obvious conflict of interest, or, against the best interests of nursing home residents, signed FL 670 into law.  This despite his active construction of the largest Medicare scams in US history.

10308126_655703157817352_3150440186206186545_nMiami officials exposed the fraud in June of 2009. Five states were involved and several fake businesses were found operating with the intent to defraud Medicare and Medicare Advantage for non-existent drugs and treatments for cancer and HIV. Scott, and seven other defendants were identified in the scam.

Guess how much time any one of them served for this fraud and theft? If you guessed “0“, you would be correct. Instead of going to prison for grand larceny, theft by deception or any other relevant charge, they paid 1.7 billion in fines and settlement and got a “get out of jail for 1.7 billion” pass.  Of course, we can find no evidence that the fine was actually ever paid in part or full.  More

Minnesota Culture of Professional Guardianship Corruption: Protecting Abusers

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