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Kim Cooksey

Elder Abuse – A Serious Problem

When I was in high school, my thoughts of what the elderly were like centered around my grandparents. They were healthy, able to take care of large yards and gardens and tend to the…

Frank Bailey

How To Use The False Claims Act To Prevent Nursing Home Fraud And Patient Abuse

As the baby boom generation moves from middle age to retirement, tens of millions of Americans will be entitled to Medicare benefits. Nursing home care and home health care are two of the fastest rising areas of Medicare spending.It has been estimated by the General Accounting Office (GAO) that as much as 10 percent of the federal budget is lost to fraud and abuse. The Federal False Claims…

Shannon Weidemann

Argyle Nursing Home Aide Guilty of Abuse

A man that worked as a nursing home aide at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Argyle for three months has plead guilty after he was charged with patient abuse. He was accused of placing a pillow over the face of a patient and then hitting the pillow. The 85-year-old victim suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He pleaded guilty to first degree reckless endangerment Thursday as his trial was about…