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Be Alarmed If Your Loved One is in a Nursing Home

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A report issued last month by Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey (Democrat) and Patrick J. Toomey (Republican) show the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had cited nearly 400 nursing homes for substandard care but never named them publicly.   28 of the homes citied are within the State of California, with most being in Southern California. […]

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Understanding Nursing Home Neglect

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Nursing Home Neglect Elder abuse in a nursing facility maybe easier to detect, neglect often is not. The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act defines elder neglect as the negligent failure of any individual having care or custody of an elder or dependent adult to provide a standard of care that a reasonable […]

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Nursing Home Abuse: Bedsores Maybe A Sign of Neglect

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Bedsores, as well as medical complications arising from neglected bedsore injuries in patients, are not an uncommon sight in a nursing home. This is an unfortunate statement as nursing homes are regarded as a place where an elderly patient ostensibly can receive the necessary care commensurate to their needs as senior citizens. In short, bedsores […]

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Bedsores maybe a sign of neglect

Elder Abuse: Signs to Look for and What You Can Do

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Understanding What Elder Abuse is California defines any person 65 years and older as “elders”. Under California law, elder abuse can be both criminal and civil. Criminal Elder Abuse occurs when a person knows that their is an elder victim then willfully causes or permits that elder to suffer, or inflicts unjustifiable physical pain or […]

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Bankruptcy Cans and Cannots

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Bankruptcy is a powerful tool for those in debt, but not without limits. The are two primary bankruptcy types filed—Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Each chapter offer different benefits and treat debt and property differently. You should consult with a bankruptcy lawyer to figure out which chapter suits best your financial situation depending on […]

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What to Do and Not Do When Arrested

The single most important factor to remember if you are ever arrested is that you have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT and the RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY, but these rights protect you only if you use them! If you are arrested, the best thing that you can do for yourself is to keep quiet until […]

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4 Ways Bankruptcy Can Help You

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Filing for bankruptcy may not be ideal, there are ways in doing so that can help you. Eliminate certain debts. Bankruptcy may allow you to wipe out unsecured debts, and some taxes. Student loans typically cannot be discharged, except in cases of extreme hardship. Secured debts, like car loans or mortgages (not including certain underwater […]

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