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  • Toby Davidow was always tight with her mother, Elaine, a part-time nursery school teacher who was “a very kind, nurturing mother and was very optimistic,” according to her daughter. Elaine and Dennis, Toby’s father, were single-minded in their devotion to their only child. All of which makes the story of their relationship during the last years of Elaine Davidow’s life so surprising. Toby Davidow, a program coordinator in the student affairs office at George Washington University in Washington,

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  • Toby Davidow was always tight with her mother, Elaine, a part-time nursery school teacher who was “a very kind, nurturing mother and was very optimistic,” according to her daughter. Elaine and Dennis, Toby’s father, were single-minded in their devotion to their only child. All of which makes the story of their relationship during the last years of Elaine Davidow’s life so surprising. Toby Davidow, a program coordinator in the student affairs office at George Washington University in Washington,

  • According to a UN General Assembly Report, the United States needs to step up its commitment to safeguard human rights and promote the rule of law in its own backyard — specifically, escalating abuse in the U.S. Elder Guardianship system. It’s legal, but is it right? Imagine you’ve worked hard all of your life and suddenly you are deemed incapacitated and are stripped of your dignity and basic individual rights. You have been abducted from your home, isolated from your family, and “placed” somew

  • We’ve become aware of some hospital discharge situations that raised a significant element of concern relative to the ability of the discharged patient to select the nursing or rehabilitation facility of their choice. In two recent examples, patients were told that the facility to which they wanted to go and with which they were familiar had “no available beds.” This was not true, as the facilities did have available beds and every morning those facilities contacted the hospitals stating their b

  • People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food’s no good or there’s not enough staff, and so on. It’s a long list. But the top complaint, according to the federal government, is eviction from a nursing home. Technically, it’s known as involuntary discharge, and in 2015 it brought in more than 9,000 complaints. Now, a couple of states are looking for ways to hold nursing homes accountable for unnecessary evictions. One of those states is Maryland. Brian Frosh, the sta

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