Archives: September 2007

Grandma Gets Abused in Japan

Thousands of elderly people are abused at home by relatives in Japan, news reports said Saturday, as the country faces a rapidly aging population. More than 12,600 cases of elderly abuse were reported in 2006, almost all of them at home, according to the Health and Welfare Ministry survey released...

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For Profit Nursing Homes Worse?

You must read this New York Times article from Sunday, September 23. It complements other writing on the topic that shows how for profit long term care providers create such a complex corporate legal structure that it is nearly impossible to identify, let alone sue, ownership. It shows how so...

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Gifts for Nursing Home Patients

I don’t usually take kindly to people selling in their blogs but I came across a unique one that actually does a great service. It is a gift basket company that devoted a post to talking about appropriate gifts to by loved ones in nursing homes. It is worth a...

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Blacks likelier to live in poor-quality nursing homes

A new report in the September/October issue of Health Affairs, finds that 60% of blacks in nursing homes ended up in just 10% of the facilities ‰ÛÓ typically ones that had been cited for quality problems. Interestingly the south was the least segregated around this issue. And that is consistent...

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House Bill 3162

U.S. House Bill 3162 is getting a lot of publicity these days because it addresses one of the most vulnerable segments of our population – that’s right children. Its noble goal to expand health coverage to children comes at a price. Hidden in the bill is a provision to slash...

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