Category: senior care

Internal Development

Psychology Today had a great article on age and relevance. Author Josh Gressel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay area and a student of Jewish mysticism. I thought it should be shared. “A man I once saw came to me because of his frustration with getting older. A hard-driving former CEO,

Criminally negligent homicide

CBS News reported the conviction of two nursing home caregivers for criminally negligent homicide, a felony. Police charged Letticia Martinez, Jamie Johnston and Jenny Logan for the death of 86-year-old Hazel Place. They left her unattended and unsupervised for over 6 hours in the hot sun. Prosecutors with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office told CBS4 that

Abuse at Whitten Center

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said two employees at the Whitten Center assisted living facility abused residents. SLED arrested Lila Denise Kerson and Lasheba Tijuandra Turner for an incident on Christmas day in 2022. According to the arrest warrants, Kerson abused the vulnerable adult. She pushed the victim’s head on the ground, stomped and kicked


The Denver Post reported another tragic and preventable death of a nursing home resident.  Mary Staub froze to death on the sidewalk outside the nursing home. The temperature was around 15 degrees when the caregivers at Balfour at Lavendar Farms senior living facility in Louisville allowed Staub to leave unsupervised and unattended wearing a nightgown,

Will Esformes Pay?

Will Justice be done? McKnight’s reported that a ruling in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found against Philip Esformes. In 2019, a jury found Esformes guilty of bribing physicians for illegal referrals and inappropriate collection of payment from 1998 to 2016 for services that were either unnecessary or not performed. The DOJ convicted Esformes of

Cost of Health Care

Total expenditures for nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) fell last year. Nursing care facility and CCRC expenditures rang in at $181.3 billion last year, compared with $196.9 billion in 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, expenditures in this sector had grown by 13.1%. While nursing care facilities and CCRCs received fewer dollars


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