AA reverse mortgage is a type of loan for homeowners 62 years of age or older who have considerable equity in their houses.
What is Elder Abuse?In California, elders are defined as persons 65 years and older. Under California law, elder abuse can be both civil and criminal. California Civil law The Welfare & Institutions Code § 15610 defines elder abuse as physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in harm, pain or mental suffering to an elder.
A lawsuit filed by the California Attorney General and a group of District Attorneys throughout the state alleges that Mariner Health Care Inc., which runs 19 nursing homes in California, systemically broke laws and harmed patients “all to generate increased profits at the expense of resident care.” The Mariner action follows a civil lawsuit filed against one of its facilities and a similar lawsuit filed by the AG and District Attorneys against the Brookdale nursing home chain.
A recent report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concludes that antipsychotic drug data used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is inaccurate, hampered by fraud, and gives a misleading impression of chemical restraint use in nursing homes.
A new article in the Georgetown Law Review, “Nursing Homes, COVID-19, and the Consequences of Regulatory Failure,” by Syracuse Professor Nina Kohn attempts to explain why COVID-19 was so devastating to nursing homes in 2020.