A bill submitted by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) will allow Medicare and Medicaid to pay long term care facilities for the background check of applicants for hire. It also provides for a centralized database from all states from which the background checks can be made. The Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007, which is supported by the American Health Care Association, would allow...
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The most common reasons senior citizens require nursing home care are muscle weakness, known as sarcopenia, osteoporosis and dementia, like Alzheimer's disease. While there has been publicity on osteoporosis and dementia, Americans know very little about Sarcopenia - age related loss of muscle mass. To minimize muscle loss as you age participate in strength training, eat a healthy diet, low...
If Julia McCauley,74, had been wearing the monitoring bracelet prescribed by her doctor, authorities believe the elderly resident of Life Care Center would not have plummeted to her death down a stairwell on April 17, 2004.Life Care Centers of America was indited with criminal manslaughter charges due to the workers at the Acton Life Care Center acting recklessly by not making sure the woman...
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