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Nursing Homes Alter Medical Records to Hide Elder Abuse and Neglect

A Carmichael nursing home supervisor admitted she was ordered to alter medical records of a 92-year-old patient, who died after developing rotting bedsores. The state fined […]


Financial Elder Abuse Prevention

By law banks have to report any suspected case of financial elder abuse to adult protective services or law enforcement as soon as possible. That same […]


Peck Law Group, APC Successful in Opposing Nursing Home Petition to Compel Arbitration In the matter of Duckworth v. Porterville Convalescent Hospital

Defendants have the burden of establishing the existence of a valid agreement to arbitrate. Pagarian v. Libby Care Center, Inc. (2002) 99 Cal. App. 4th 298, […]


Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Long Term Care Must not be Implemented

The American Bar Association has asked that a proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid rule authorizing mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration in long-term care admissions contracts not be […]


Are Pressure Ulcers Really Ever Unavoidable?

Is there is no such thing as an unavoidable pressure ulcer,? although now the Federal Government seems to be saying otherwise. Or, are they really? We […]


DPSS Heightens Awareness of Elder Abuse in Riverside and Throughout California

For every one case of elder abuse that is reported, as many as four go unreported according to Lisa Shiner from DPSS adult services. Reporting all […]


Is There No Such Thing as an Unavoidable Pressure Ulcer?

Subject: Re:  Avoidable / Unavoidable Pressure Sores Is there is no such thing as an unavoidable pressure ulcer,? although now the Federal Government seems to be […]


Chronic Wounds Such as Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers Can Cause Severe Health Risks

Chronic Wounds Can Cause Severe Health Risks An acute wound that does not heal in an expected amount of time, typically within six weeks, is considered […]


Urgent Need for Effective Oversight to Counter Persistent Abuse and Neglect of Nursing Home Residents

Urgent Need for Effective Oversight to Counter Persistent Abuse and Neglect of Nursing Home Residents U.S. nursing homes provide essential care, support services and homes to […]


Two wrongful death complaints against two  nursing homes alleging that neglect and a lack of nursing staff led to the deaths of two patients in 2016

Two men died after developing severe pressure ulcers that became infected while they were patients at the Eureka and Seaview rehabilitation and Wellness Centers. In most instances pressure […]



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