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NY State Nursing Homes Staffing Study

Lindsay-Heckler Portrait

On September 20th, 2019, NY State Department of Health is having the first of two meetings to examine how staffing enhancements, and other initiatives, can be used to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare service delivery, in hospitals and nursing homes. Supervising Attorney Lindsay Heckler will be there to give brief testimony on…

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Karen Nicolson nominated for Cause Award

Karen Nicolson

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is proud to announce that CEO Karen Nicolson has been selected as a Finalist for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Centennial Awards. Karen is nominated for the Cause Award, which honors a change maker dedicated to addressing a pressing issue in our region. The winner in each…

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Call for Community Action: Speak up for Nursing Home Residents

Prepared by Lindsay Heckler, Esq. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed rules for the purpose of reducing nursing home provider burden. The proposed rules do nothing to improve the quality of care in nursing homes. The Center for Elder Law & Justice is against the proposed changes and will be…

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Launches “Risk Detector” App

  The Center for Elder Law & Justice has introduced the Legal Risk Detector App, a legal health check-up tool for housing, consumer, financial exploitation and health care issues. “Many people in our community face legal problems that threaten the essentials of life:  housing, health care, income, and more,” said Karen L. Nicholson, chief executive…

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Changes to your Medicare Card to Protect Your Identity

The 2016 Federal Budget Includes funding to help protect Americans from identity theft. A new law is on the way which does not permit a Social Security Number to be printed on a Medicare card.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/us/new-law-to-strip-social-security-numbers-from-medicare-cards.html?_r=1). Currently, most Medicare cards have a person’s Social Security Number (“SSN”) printed on the front.  We are all told to…

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The Elder Domestic Violence Shelter Network of Erie County (EDVSN)

In Erie County last week there were two victims of domestic violence; neither were women, and both were over 60. On July 6th, 89 year old Norman Eson of North Tonawanda was found dead in his home; his 83 year old wife was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. A day later, July 7th, 70-year…

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