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  1. December 13, 2018 (New York Times)
    Dementia Patients Fuel Assisted Living’s Growth. Safety May Be Lagging.

    Dementia care is the fastest-growing segment of assisted living. But as these residences market themselves to people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, facilities across the country are straining to deliver on their promises of security and attentive care.  ~Full Story

  2. July 19, 2012 (The Oakland Tribune)
    Family suing San Leandro skilled nursing home for reckless or willful neglect.

    Rahn Hoskins suffered a stroke and lost the use of his right side, he was admitted to a skilled nursing facility run by Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro.  ~Full Story

  3. July 23, 2010 (The Oakland Tribune)
    Oakland Woman’s Family Sues Assisted Living Home In San Leandro Tribune

    OAKLAND – Eventually, Frances Graham was going to die. She was 81 years old. Alzheimer’s disease had claimed her memories. She used her eyes to communicate. Her children knew it was a matter of time until she passed on.  ~Full Story

  4. January 5, 2010 (California Watch)
    Rest Home Accused of Abuse in Death of Gadfly.
    Hector Reyna was Oakland’s prototype of a political gadfly.
    A man is denied access to health care from Kaiser after being told he has “six months to live.”

    Starting in the 1960s, the rangy, chain-smoking man with a cowboy hat was a candidate in literally dozens of local elections. He ran for the city council, the boards of BART, the AC Transit bus system, and the East Bay Regional Parks, the California Senate, U.S. Congress, and against every mayor of Oakland for 25 years, from Lionel Wilson to Ron Dellums.  ~ Full Story

  5. August 9, 2009 (The San Francisco Chronicle)
    Dead by Mistake.
    Avoidable errors kept out of view
    “Lost, stolen or … never existed”

    In November 2006, David Douma, 62, a nursing home executive from Michigan, suffered a broken neck when his taxi crashed on the way to San Francisco International Airport. Douma’s spinal cord was intact, and doctors at San Francisco General Hospital thought he could make a complete recovery.  ~Full Story

  6. March 9, 2007 (POORS Magazine)
    Healthcare at Kaiser Permanente.
    A man is denied access to health care from Kaiser after being told he has “six months to live.”

    ‘Kaiser killed me,’ said William Fortson, a guest speaker at POOR magazines monthly Community Newsroom meeting.’Kaiser killed me.’ Say what? Is this the same Kaiser that has spent millions of dollars in a marketing campaign telling us how well they take care of us; the same Kaiser insurance my job supplies me with?  ~Full Story

  7. Feb 3, 2007 (The Montclarion Newspaper)
    Elder facility accused of abuse.

    OAKLAND — Children of former residents at the Lakeside Park elder care facility near Lake Merritt have gone to court charging the facility’s management with neglect, abuse and fraud against their family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  ~Full Story

  8. January 19, 2007 (San Francisco Chronicle)
    Dementia patients mistreated, suit says.
    Elder abuse, fraud alleged at rest home near Lake Merritt

    An Oakland care home for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients has been sued by the families of three former patients for alleged mistreatment.Lakeside Park, on Perkins Street near Lake Merritt, is “baiting-and-switching, and then culling-and-weeding” to ensure itself a “steady supply of clients, with a fat profit margin,” said the suit filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland.  ~Full Story

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