Life, Death & Nursing Homes

God forbid you have to send an aging parent to a nursing home. But if you must, then it should be one that is clean, and one that has friendly staff and really takes care of its residents.
Talking to a friend who works in one led me to ask him a bunch of questions, and some of his answers were unexpected.
What if there were no nursing homes? Then there would be no guilt about putting mom or dad in one, right? No, seriously. That may be where we are headed if our trial lawyer friends have their way.
One of California’s biggest nursing home chains got socked with the biggest jury verdict in the US so far this year, and it’s only August. They are fighting back, but you can be sure that all the other homes are watching to see what happens.
Talked to their lawyer, Kippy Wroten. Yes, that’s a real name, not a pseudonym. She confirmed the story and pointed me to her website to read it for myself.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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