Napa County Enforces New Elder Protection Law

The new law being enforced in Napa County will now require in-home elderly care attendants to obtain a county permit before entering the home. “In-home care is one of the five hottest jobs” said Kristi Lesnewich of the Napa County Commission on Aging said at a news conference. “But there's no oversight, and convicted felons [...]

By | June 10th, 2011|Elder Abuse|Comments Off on Napa County Enforces New Elder Protection Law

3 Sunnyvale Nursing Home Employees Arrested for Elder Abuse

On March 2, 2011, three employees of Idylwood Care Center were arrested on suspicion of elder abuse.  One employee was charged with grabbing a resident's genitalia, and two others were charged with knowing of this despicable act and failing to do anything about it. Please click here to read more about the facts of this [...]

By | March 7th, 2011|Elder Abuse|Comments Off on 3 Sunnyvale Nursing Home Employees Arrested for Elder Abuse

New Law Provides Vital Nursing Home Information

Do you have to make a decision for a parent or spouse regarding a nursing home? It is very difficult to get information that you can trust.  Talking with other families will often help, but interviewing the facility does not often lead to full disclosure regarding prior incidents, claims, or whether the facility has liability [...]

By | January 5th, 2011|Elder Abuse|Comments Off on New Law Provides Vital Nursing Home Information