Medical identity theft is becoming a threat to elderly persons around the nation, particularly those living in nursing home facilities. Elderly identity theft statistics show an increase of 8,902 medical identity theft cases in 2021, a significant increase from 2,744 in 2019.
Nursing home facilities have multiple high-risk residents with compromised immune systems and pre-existing conditions. These conditions make elderly residents vulnerable to harmful infections such as scabies.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety lifted evacuation and shelter-in-place orders on February 15, 2023, following a fatal crash from a truck carrying nitric acid on Interstate 10 near Tucson on February 14. Nitric acid is a colorless liquid with an acrid odor and has yellow or red fumes.
Reporting nursing home neglect is crucial to stop further abuse of your loved one and other residents. Bringing the complaint to the attention of the facility, the local long-term ombudsman, and the California Department of Public Health (DPH) can help resolve your case and give you peace of mind that your loved one is no longer at risk of harm.
Elderly people in nursing homes with an elevated risk for COVID-19 are also vulnerable to isolation and neglect. A 2022 report released by the RAND Corporation suggests that lockdown measures in nursing home facilities, while well-intended, may have caused significant harm to residents and their families.
Accurate diagnosis can be a matter of life and death in a hospital setting. Yet roughly 7.4 million people are misdiagnosed at the emergency room every year. About 1 in every 18 patients, or 6%, of the 130 million people who visit the ER in the U.S. receive an improper diagnosis.
California and federal nursing home discharge regulations protect residents from unnecessary evictions and discharges.
Poor hygiene can indicate abuse or neglect and cause infections or other health issues for your loved one.
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On September 1, 2022, CANHR penned a veto request to Governor Gavin Newsom, asking that he reverse AB 1502. The letter details the many negative changes made by the Senate, which rendered the original bill’s protections for nursing home residents and their families ineffective.