Texas Caregiver Now Faces Murder Charges Amidst Investigation Revealing 20 Patient Deaths in Her Facilities

Arlington, Texas — Regla Becquer, a 49-year-old caregiver and owner of multiple care facilities under the entity ‘Love and Caring for People,’ has become a central figure in a gruesome case involving the neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults. Arlington Police have charged Becquer with one count of murder following an investigation that linked her to 20 deaths over the last two years, amid allegations of severe neglect and financial exploitation. The case came to …

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Elopement Crisis: Maine Health Department Investigates Wandering Residents in Care Facilities

Cape Elizabeth, Maine – A recent incident involving a disoriented elderly man wandering away from a residential care facility in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has raised concerns about the safety and supervision of residents in such facilities. The man was found by a neighbor and brought back to the facility, prompting an investigation by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Despite the incident, the agency closed the case without citing the facility for failing …

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Healthcare Cyberattacks: Protecting Facilities with the Right Insurance Partner

Atlanta, Georgia – Health care facilities in the United States face an increasing risk of cyberattacks, with hackers targeting vulnerable systems for financial gain. The need for enhanced cybersecurity measures and comprehensive insurance coverage is essential in protecting hospitals and other healthcare organizations from malicious cyber threats. Cybercriminals view health care networks as lucrative targets due to the vast amount of sensitive information they store, making them susceptible to ransomware attacks. Stephanie Snyder Frenier, SVP …

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Week in Review: CMS Issues Proposed Payment Rules for Psychiatric Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Hospice Providers

Wilmington, DE – This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been busy issuing proposed and final rules that will impact various healthcare providers across the country. One of the significant highlights is the proposed FY 2025 payment rules for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and hospice providers. Additionally, CMS finalized rules focused on streamlining Medicaid enrollment processes and limiting short-term, limited duration insurance (STLDI). The Food and Drug …

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Stormwater Capture Facilities in Los Angeles Prevent Environmental Disaster and Save Water for Drought

LOS ANGELES, California – As Southern California experiences record-breaking rainfall, water managers are facing the urgent need to conserve this rainfall to prepare for the next drought. Recent storm runoff in the region has led to both the capturing of stormwater for future use and the struggle to prevent environmental disasters. According to the Los Angeles County Public Works, 2.7 billion gallons of stormwater were captured as rain fell, providing enough water for 65,600 residents …

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