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TS Radio Network: Australia Talks Back 3/09/20

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We have two guests this evening.  Our friends in Australia return to follow up on past broadcasts and the events that have resulted from speaking out.

Mr. D, who reported on the abuses at a nursing home supposedly established to serve those of the Jewish faith, is facing charges for revealing publicly what is transpiring in these gulags for the aged.  Mr. D is facing charges for making supposed “anti-semetic remarks” to a man who is Catholic.  Mr. D is himself, Jewish.  This has all the markings of a concocted excuse to target, intimidate and threaten him. This is so ludicrous that I cannot believe it is actually taking place, but it is.

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Mia returns to talk about dementia,  What are the signs?  What can you do?  Are dementia-like symptoms the result of psychotropic drugging meant to cause the victim to appear to be suffering from dementia, when actually they are not?  We know these deadly drugs are widely used here in the US as chemical restraints, and produce dementia like symptoms.  Apparently, Australia has followed suit.

Lawsuit: Nursing home allowed man to bleed to death, then employee stole his phone

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Lawsuit: Nursing home allowed man to bleed to death, then employee stole his phone

Daughter says her dad “was doing really well” until alleged negligence contributed to his death.

By Stephanie Zimmermann

Jaime Hernandez, 66, of Bolingbrook, died Oct. 25, 2018, at a Forest Park nursing home. Provided photo
The family of a Bolingbrook man who was left alone to bleed to death in a nursing home —and then had his iPhone swiped from his room after his body was removed — is suing the facility for negligence.
Jaime Hernandez, 66, was recuperating at an Aperion Care facility in Forest Park after getting a kidney transplant at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center a month earlier.
He’d waited seven years to receive a new kidney and all signs were looking good, said his daughter, Maria de Lourdes Gutierrez.
“He was doing really well,” Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez took her dad for a regular appointment with his UIC doctor on Oct. 25, 2018, then brought him back to the nursing home at 8200 Roosevelt Road, where he had been staying for 17 days.

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What’s Happening in Michigan?

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Update from Gretchen Rachel Hammond about Oakland Co. (MI) Probate Court which she investigated thoroughly for her five-part series, “The Fortress.” ( https://www.dailykos.com/…/-The-Fortress-Part-One-of-Five-U…).
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From Gretchen: Good, sneaky and bad news.

It seems the guardians and judges at the Oakland County Probate Court have been doing a bit of house cleaning since August:

Elderly and developmentally disabled victims are getting moved out of unlicensed group homes.

Small refunds are being offered to victim family members on the proviso that they sign a form saying they received a refund for “accidental over billing.”

Guardians are trying to close out cases and get rid of their own assets (such as half million dollar homes).

Files in case dockets are being altered or removed (such as accounts, change of address forms and ex parte orders).

As of last week, the court’s only public access computer (the one my team and I used to research case files without paying $1-per-page) is gone.

So, the good: removal of victims from unlicensed group homes.

The sneaky: small refund as long as you agree to saying. “No worries. Small oops. Could have happened to anyone.”

The bad: destruction of evidence and hiding assets. If Dana Nessel was really investigating these crimes, one would imagine that such activity would be a naughty no-no.

#indictmentsnotinitiatives #explainyourselfdana

TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice #15

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TS Radio Network: Sean Higgins on another Nursing Home Nightmare.

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Michigan nursing home sued for imprisoning and ransoming woman

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Mimi Brun and her mother, Virginia Wahab. Brun filed a lawsuit alleging a nursing home abused its guardianship of her mother due to an unpaid debt.

Mimi Brun and her mother, Virginia Wahab

A number of studies have found that the greatest fear expressed by senior citizens, a demographic that’s exponentially growing in number in this country, is not death but the eradication of their independence if they are forced to live in a nursing facility. According to a lawsuit filed on May 8, that fear became reality for a vital and healthy Detroit-area woman, Virginia “Jean” Wahab, who spent two years falsely imprisoned in a Waterford, Michigan, nursing home owned by Lourdes, Inc., and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace religious order. The home demanded payment of what amounted to a ransom of $25,000 to release Wahab from the facility.

“Mom was a fearless, independent woman before Lourdes took control of her,” Wahab’s daughter and caregiver Mimi Brun said. “When I finally got her out of there, it took me a long time to wean her off all the unnecessary anti-psychotic and anti-depressive drugs they had been giving her.”

Brun is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, which claims her mother was subject to false imprisonment, negligence, breach of contract, malicious prosecution, abuse of court process, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. Filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court, the complaint is a first for Michigan and comes on the heels of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s creation of an Elder Abuse Task Force.

Brun said that although her mother had been living alone before her ordeal began in 2016, by the time she was able to secure Wahab’s release after a protracted legal battle, “She couldn’t stand up. She was terrified of being locked in a room and of someone coming to take her back to Lourdes.”

Before Wahab passed away at the end of April, mother and daughter were finally able to spend a precious few months together after having been kept apart by a court order obtained by Lourdes that severed Brun’s visitation rights.

Short-term rehab to long-term guardianship

According to the complaint, the family’s problems began in February 2016, when Wahab was admitted to Lourdes Senior Community, a $21 million nonprofit organization housing 250 residents at four facilities, for short-term rehabilitation following a recommendation from her doctor. By April 2016, Wahab’s insurance company, Health Alliance Plan, had terminated Wahab’s Medicare benefits at Lourdes, stating that she needed no further services or medication and was “medically stable for discharge.”

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TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice w/guest Carol Herman of F.A.T.E.

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Kym Stover’s coming documentary on elder abuse; No.More.Silence Trailer #1

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The Elder Abuse Crisis in Minnesota

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By David Holmberg

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I’m from Minnesota, and you might call me a loyalist. All my life, I’ve taken pride in the state’s reputation as a citadel of progressivism. It’s produced an impressive roster of socially conscious politicians—Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, Walter Mondale, Orville Freeman—and ranks at or near the top among the fifty states in social services, education, and cultural advantages.

But these days in Minnesota, there lingers the stigmatizing taint of elder abuse—the shocking (especially to a Minnesotan) revelation by the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis that “each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted, or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.”

A 2010 study showed a six-fold increase in reported incidents in the state’s senior care facilities, which may have been a catalyst for a 2017 investigation by the Star-Tribune that uncovered another disturbing statistic: in 2015, “the Minnesota Department of Health received 25, 226 allegations of neglect, physical abuse, unexplained serious injuries, and thefts in state-licensed homes for the elderly.”

Said a board member of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, Iris Freeman: “We should all be appalled at this picture. Minnesota used to be at the top of the heap when it came to elder-abuse enforcement, and now we’re becoming known for being non-responsive.”

But the state did mobilize its legislative, law enforcement, and senior care resources in response to the Star-Tribune’s investigation. It was a response you’d expect in a state with a strong collective instinct for change when change is demanded. It improved compliance standards, developed better programs for training and monitoring employees, and opened communications between law enforcement and other agencies. More

TS Radio: Abolishing Probate: Minnesota a Dangerous Place to Grow Old

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TS Radio: Foundation Aiding the Elderly {FATE} – Carole Herman-Founder & President

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**CALL TO ACTION**ATTN: ALL Florida Residents! Plz Support SB 896 Introduced SJ 68..Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities (IMPROVEMENTS)The BILL Is DYING In The Senate!

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***CALL TO ACTION*** URGENT*** HIGH PRIORITY***
>> RE: FL SB 896 Nursing Homes & Related Health Care Facilities Introduced into SJ 68 (This Bill is DYING In the Senate) NOT GOOD AT ALL!! Totally INJUSTICE!

PLZ CALL (202) 224-3121  (put your zip code in) Press 1 for Senator…Press 2 for Rep…You can leave a voice mail after hours and weekends.. HIGHLY SUPPORT FL SB 896 & SJ 68.. Its the RIGHT thing to do. Try and Be PROFESSIONAL And POLITE!

Call/email your Fl State Reps & Fl State Senators on FL SB 896 Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities   INTRODUCED into SJ 68 -01/09/18…>>> SLAM THE PHONE LINES PLZ TO PROTECT NURSING HOME RESIDENTS/PATIENTS RIGHTS!   https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/00896

Plz Contact Fl Governor Rick Scott and Ask him to Please Support FL SB 896 Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities INTRODUCED SJ 68 Improvements and Residents/Patients Rights! https://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/ 

Office of Governor Rick Scott
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400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

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>> ASK POLITICIANS TO REPEAL FS 400.0238 Punitive Damages/Limitations & FS 400.0239 Quality of Long-Term Care Facility..

Debbie Dahmer’s mother Pat Dahmer was MANDATED to Pay 50% of the Punitive Damages Awarded By the Jury to Help Improve The Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes Back in June-2015. The Nursing Home where George was only suppose to be in there for 120 days for evaluation for meds he was on, he was suppose to return home never did. George had Dementia. This case has been going almost a Decade.. The Nursing Home appealed the Punitive Damages and LOST 3 Times. The Nursing Home was FOUND GUILTY on all CHARGES of Wrongful Death and Falsifying Records. Its Totally Injustice and Inhumane what George Dahmer and his family went through. Debbie Dahmer’s father – George Dahmer aka Former Pro Wrestler Chief White Owl from WWF/WWE was severely neglected in a nursing home that led to his death O5/23/08. It was DEVASTATING! RIP George Dahmer! Want to know that George Dahmer or any victims out there did not die in vain…Please STAND UP and SPEAK OUT With Us!  We are all on this earth temporary, make the best of it.  We are all going to become the elderly all in good time if God is willing. Make Positive Changes for Now and our futures. All the Elderly SHOULD NOT be kicked to the curb. It’s not a pretty picture out there. Bring Dignity and Respect back where it belongs. Respect Our Elders, cause soon we will be one if God is willing.. May God Bless You ALL~

*P*E*T*I*T*I*O*N*  Plz SIGN & Share  TY!~ Chief White Owls Law- Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect  9,368 Signatures and Counting.  https://www.causes.com/campaigns/39975-chief-white-owls-law-stiffer-laws-and-harsher-penalties-for-nursing-homes

A Huge Sincere Thank You To Carole Herman-Founder & President & All Staff of

 Foundation Aiding The Elderly for Supporting FL SB 896 Introduced SJ 68 and

 all the hard & inspiring work they do for all the elderly in need…

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Also a Huge Sincere Thank You To Brian Lee – Executive Director & Staff of

Families for Better Care for also Supporting FL SB 896 Introduced SJ 68 and

for all their meaningful work &  all their dedication for all the  elderly in need…

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Nursing homes that harm seniors face fewer fines under Trump

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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.

FROM 2015: Look up nursing home ratings in your city

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.

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

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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

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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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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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5 Reasons to Defeat Nursing Home Bill

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Brian Lee, executive director, Families for Better Care
The historic “compromise deal” between the nursing home industry and the trial bar now in Florida’s Legislature may soon become Florida’s most epic fail for elderly nursing home residents.  Here are five facts about the “sweetheart deal” that’s designed to rob residents of their rights: 

 

Fact #1—Culpable decision makers would be immunized from accountability in cases of resident abuse and neglect

For those residents who are harmed and seek a lawsuit, they would lose any and all ability to seek punitive damages against a corporate owner.  Immunity for culpable decision makers would be in all cases, regardless of the severity of the injury and almost regardless of the actions of the corporate shell investor.  Residents would also lose the ability to even sue the corporate owner that fundamentally makes the decisions on how a nursing home is run, how budgets are set and how much is skimmed off for profits.

Fact #2—Residents would be prohibited from accessing records
Nondisclosure of medical records will become commonplace under this compromise deal as the entire records section would be unenforceable.  If residents wish to examine their records and nursing homes refuse to furnish requested copies, then residents would be forced to hire an attorney to subpoena their records.  Since the vast majority of nursing home residents are Medicaid recipients who are unable to afford legal services, this bill disenfranchises them of their federally mandated right to inspect and request copies of records at anytime without hindrance.

Fact #3—Families expect Florida to keep staffing promise
The last time the Legislature gave the nursing home industry comprehensive tort reform (2001), Floridians got a strong staffing standard in return.  But in recent years, the Legislature has dropped those staffing requirements.  This downturn has negatively impacted resident care as 20 percent of Florida’s nursing homes now sit atop the state’s watch list for dangerous care.  Residents and families expect Florida to keep its staffing promise before considering any new tort reform.

#4—Investment capital is pouring into nursing homes
The nursing home’s bull market continued to rage through 2013 by stampeding market averages on its way to an unprecedented fourth consecutive year of strong growth.  Investment analysts raved about the booming market, saying:

  • “Skilled nursing stocks outperform … companies beat market averages in a bullish year.
  • “Senior housing sector … made it through the Great Recession in better shape, and with better returns, than any other real estate type.”
  • “Surging market and acquisition … a record year for number of publicly announced [transactions]. . . for the first time ever surpassed 200 announced transactions in a single year.”
  • “The breadth of the market is about as deep as we’ve seen it as the number of players does not appear to be shrinking.”

#5—Aon’s lawsuit study is flawed, not “independent”
For the second year in a row, Aon’s Long-Term Care General Liability and Professional Liability Actuarial Analysis is little more than a morass of self-reported nursing home data.

Aon used shrouded, unverifiable records supplied solely by the large nursing home chains in response to a data call (fewer than 10 percent of Florida’s facilities participated in the so-called study).  Aon willingly admits that data are “inherently uncertain” and have not been independently examined, which “could have a significant effect on the results of [Aon’s] review and analysis.”

Not surprisingly, Aon is a company that offers professional liability insurance for long-term care providers, making Aon part of the nursing home industry.

Protect elderly nursing home residents and their rights! Call your legislators and demand a “no” vote on (SB 670 and HB 569).

Brian Lee is executive director for Families for Better Care, based in Tallahassee.

 

 

George Dahmer “Chief White Owl” (WWF) Abuse & neglect & Death

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Elder Abuse/Guardian Abuse: unsanitary conditions in Nursing Homes

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“Mom was a victim.   I am a victim.  Please protect your elderly parents from elder abuse/guardian abuse and unsanitary conditions in nursing homes.”

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My parents established a living trust win 1997 for their care in their senior years for my siblings  me. My dad got Multiple Myeloma and told my siblings about the trust in 2003.  I was never told.  Mom had the beginning of dementia.  My parents had 2 acres in the Renton area.

Dad checked himself into a care facility to get the medicine he needed.  My siblings decided that I was to take care of mom  — I was to be the Little Red Hen.  I would do all of the work — but get none of the rewards. The work included taking care of her, the house and property and her geese.  She loved animals and her trees and her flowers. More

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