Profiteering, Abuse, Neglect At US Nursing And Assisted Living Facilities

First Do No Harm

In 1968 Antony Armstrong-Jones published a documentary "Don't Count The

  Candles" regarding the tragedy of senior confinement.

An 80 year old man was taken against his will to a nursing home.

  One scene showed him wistfully looking out the window as his relative left,

  one silent tear sliding down his cheek.

NPR's Ina Jaffe reported this month that many nursing and assisted
living institutions are running on a shoestring, with understaffing
while money is siphoned to owners' pockets, owners who ask Medicaid and Medicare for more money.

1.Excessive Profiteering  B H Gray writes that 75% of these facilities are now

for-profit ones.

2. Shoestring understaffing causes neglect and sometimes premature death.

3. The lack of ethical supervision from federal agencies, owners, and managers generates abuse from yelling at residents to

physical assaults, chemical and physical restraints.

4. Substandard food is a complaint across the US. Some facilities are

spending as little as $6.00 a day per person, less than prisons.

5. Noise .. talking and laughing loudly during midnight shift

   Loud sounds interfere with the sleep and health of residents.

6. Constant interruptions

7. Incarceration Living behind locked doors without the freedom to leave

   is imprisonment

8. Lack of privacy, including conjugal rights

9. Theft

10. Denial of the right to refuse medication. In the last 4 years, NPR
reports, the right to refuse dangerous antipsychotic drugs has

11. The right to refuse breakfast because they have never eaten breakfast or because they want to sleep is not honored.

12. Abuse of Durable Power of Attorney 

13. Premature Deaths: Poor air filtration systems, food poisoning, constant noise and interruptions, nurse understaffing, abuse, isolation, and confinement depression

are some factors of high death rates in assisted living and nursing home facilities.

14  Conflict of interest: Some facilities are owned by physicians who have

a profit motive in filling empty rooms, turning their temporary patients into 

permanent residents.

15. There are virtually no black residents in these expensive jails, despite the fact that many

residents are on Medicaid

16  Isolation, says the AARP, is a factor in premature deaths among these facilities..

17  Physicians who assume a medical power of attorney and become

 absolute dictators, seizing patient phones, denying visitors, denying the right

  to change physicians

18 Doctors who bypass the courts and the right of a patient to

   challenge the medical power of attorney


Profiteering and neglect
Poor Quality Food
Federal court strikes down hospital practice of refusing care
Residents Not Allowed to Refuse Dangerous Antipsychotics

Nursing Home Theft

Abuse of power of attorney\


ACLU on aspects of nursing homes

Violations of Privacy

Racial Disparities





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Reasons Californians Should Vote Out Feinstein




Reasons Californians Should Vote Out Feinstein



In November, some reasons to vote for Kevin DeLeon to be the next senator from California


  Feinstein is a war profiteer, a war promoter, an animal abuser who helped pass AETA. She has helped funnel over a billion $ in govt. contracts to her 3rd husband Richard Blum


Dianne Feinstein has supported the illegal immoral violence of virtually every one of the 17 armed invasions and bombings
of other countries.

1 Dianne Feinstein's record re animals contains secret areas. She was a cosponsor of AETA
2 Her husband Richard Blum has for many years been a regent of the University of California. For
several years he was chairman of the board of the regents. He also furthered animal torturing research
at many Univ of California schools.
3 Blum is on the board of the vivisecting American Cancer Society.
4 At Sutro Blum led a partnership that acquired Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for $8 million In four years he sold it making a 500% profit on the backs of suffering beaten elephants and other circus animals.
5. All the heinous illegal wars for whose appropriations she has voted have killed trillions
of animals killed by bombs, tanks, abandonment, being seized and eaten etc.
6. The vaccinations she works to make compulsory are not vegetarian or vegan and are have lethal side effects. They are a major source of revenue for multinational drug companies.

Feinstein was instrumental in the sale of San Diego naval land to a Chinese company.

Feinstein is opposed in the US to assault weapons but has voted to send $ to the Netanyahu regime for purchase of weapons
including assault weapons.
Dianne Feinstein opposes assault weapons in the US, but facilitated getting them to Israelis Over 2/3 of California Democratic convention delegates oppose her

Feinstein is said to have violated the law in funneling government contracts to her husband's companies.
The US government awarded to a company (Perini) controlled by Blum. URS Corp, in which Blum had a substantial stake, bought EG&G, a leading provider of technical services and management to the U.S. military, from The Carlyle Group in 2002; EG&G subsequently won a $600 million defense contract.

In 2009 it was reported that Feinstein introduced legislation to provide $25 billion in taxpayer money to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, a government agency that had recently awarded her husband's real estate firm, CB Richard Ellis, what the Washington Times called "a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms."

Feinstein will be 85 this summer. She is rarely filmed getting in and out of her committee chair.. but it is a slow process.

At the Democratic convention earlier in the year, Feinstein got less than 1/3 of the delegates' support.

Feinstein's main opponent is the popular and principled Kevin de Leon

'Richard Blum, a billionaire war profiteer, is also a regent at the University of California, where he pushed for harsh measures against students exercising free speech. During debate over the adoption of new censorship measures against intolerance, Blum cited long conversations with Feinstein and their mutual belief that students criticizing Israel “ought to have a dismissal or a suspension from school.” ' His wife has labeled criticism of Israel antiSemitism, which is akin to labeling Trump critics antiAmerican.

Feinstein has aggressively worked for compulsory vaccination of nonvegetarian nonvegan toxic vaccines containing mercury etc.

Feinstein's political career was accelerated when San Francisco Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk were murdered. She became SF mayor then. Richard Blum is her third husband.

This article was prepared by a populist activist, a former California resident, with no connection to any California campaign.
California Democratic Party declined to endorse Feinstein article by
By David Moore—SEP candidate for Senate in California

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