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Spinal Stenosis Foundation to Provide Information and Advocacy

Spinal Stenosis Foundation to Provide Information and Advocacy

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The Spinal Stenosis Foundation to Provide Information and Advocacy
for Increasing Numbers of Spinal Stenosis Patients and Health Care Providers

A new non-profit organization based in South Florida has been created to help educate and network patients and practitioners affected by Spinal Stenosis, a serious and debilitating spinal canal narrowing common among older adults. The Spinal Stenosis Foundation of Palm Beach County was created by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stewart G. Eidelson, M.D. as a result of his growing awareness that the condition is becoming more prevalent as baby boomers continue to age in unprecedented numbers.

“Palm Beach County leads the nation as one of the number one areas of retired persons who currently suffer from the pain and numbness brought on by spinal stenosis, which affects millions of Americans and limits the ability of our aging population to enjoy the fruits of their labor in later life,” said Dr. Eidelson.

Nursing Home Fraud Neglect & Abuse Much Too Common

Nursing Home Fraud Neglect & Abuse Much Too Common

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Residents in nursing homes are some of the most vulnerable and helpless citizens in the US, with nearly 1.7 million elderly and disabled persons residing in about 17,000 facilities. And as difficult as it is to believe in this day and age, there is indisputable evidence to show that many nursing home residents are being neglected and abused on a daily basis.

Legislation was passed by Congress in 1987, with a goal to improve nursing home care. However, following an in-depth investigation, a recent report released by Consumer Reports, found inadequate care in nursing homes is still very common, particularly in the large for-profit corporations that run nursing home chains all across the nation.

In order to receive funding from public health care programs like Medicare, the Nursing Home Reform Act requires the nursing home industry to comply with federal regulations related to the quality of care of the elderly in nursing homes and requires that "a nursing facility must care for its residents in such a manner and in such an environment as will promote maintenance or enhancement of the quality of life of each resident."

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