Monthly Archives: September 2016

Nursing Homes to be Banned from Using Forced Arbitration

The CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) has banned use of forced arbitration in nursing homes contracts that accept federal funding. “The rule, which would affect nursing homes with 1.5 million residents, promises to deliver major new protections.” (from the NY Times 9/29/16) Forced arbitration is when a company requires a consumer (or employee) […]

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 131.5 million people worldwide living with dementia. September is designated as World Alzheimer’s Month, with September 21st as World Alzheimer’s Day. Many communities host a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” close to September 21st. You can find out about a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” and other community […]

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Light a Candle on Sept. 10th for World Suicide Prevention Day

  We invite you to join others by placing a candle in the window at 8 pm on September 10th, a day set aside to bring awareness to the worldwide issue of suicide. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) , “Suicide is a global phenomenon in all regions of the world; in fact … suicide accounted for 1.4% of […]

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