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Coronavirus Hits New Jersey Nursing Home That Had Already Restricted Visitation – Philadelphia Inquirer

TIM TAI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Three residents and two employees at a New Jersey nursing home tested positive for the coronavirus last week even though the facility had already suspended visitation for residents, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stacey Burling and Pranshu Verma. The Laurel Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Mount Laurel, NJ is Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 2

Below is the second part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. As the elder population rises, so does the demand for workers who care for the elderly each day in residences and facilities such as nursing homes.  From 2018 to 2028, these Read More >>

Nursing Home Residents Feel Young Again With Golden Age Games – KY3-TV

Below is the first in a series of inspiring stories about how the elderly are making the most of their golden years, whether living alone or in a community. A recent Golden Age Games competition in Missouri underscored the benefits of finding fully staffed nursing homes for loved ones. Joe Hickman of KY3-TV reports on the 24th annual challenge which featured 150 residents from 14 skilled Read More >>

UPDATE: New Congressional Bill Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses In Nursing Home Contracts

Clauses Prevent Families From Suing a Facility in Court for Neglect and Abuse of a Loved One Last December, two members of Congress introduced a bill that would ban skilled nursing facilities from requiring residents to sign forced arbitration agreements before being admitted. These types of contracts protect a nursing home if your loved one suffers neglect or abuse in their facility. By signing, Read More >>

New Report Illustrates Inhumane Conditions in Nursing Homes – LTCCC

January 21, 2020 – For far too many nursing home residents, adequate care and treatment with dignity are out of reach. Though nursing home standards are strong, the promise of those standards is frequently broken. Last year, a resident’s daughter testified at a U.S. Senate hearing, “[m]y final memories of my mother's life now include watching her bang uncontrollably on her private parts for days Read More >>

John Dalli Addresses New York State Civil Court Judges on Nursing Home Litigation in New York State Courts

John Dalli shares how he and his firm Dalli & Marino combat nursing home abuse and neglect in a presentation to the New York State Civil Court Board of Judges. John Dalli, a partner in law firm Dalli & Marino LLP, was one of four attorneys invited to present at the New York State Civil Court Board of Judges’ seminar in September in Long Beach, New York.  Mr. Dalli shared his insights Read More >>

Why Is My Mom So Out Of It After Just Two Weeks In The Nursing Home?

Many Nursing Homes Abuse Antipsychotic Drugs As “Chemical Restraints”   Each week, 179,000 nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs for conditions that the medications were not approved for, according to the Human Rights Watch.  Unfortunately many nursing homes use antipsychotics to help handle patients considered difficult because of dementia or Alzheimer’s.  But federal Read More >>

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes in New York – LTCCC Alert

Nursing homes must ensure that residents are receiving quality care and are protected from harm at all times. However, too many nursing homes fail to comply with the federal standards of care. For example, federal studies and data, as well as our own reports over the years, have indicated that most nursing homes do not have the levels of staffing necessary to meet the needs of typical nursing home Read More >>

CMS Finalizes Rollback of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Protections

Following is a joint statement from LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy.  It can also be found on our website at  https://nursinghome411.org/cms-finalizes-rollback-of-pre-dispute-arbitration-protections/. CMS FINALIZES ROLLBACK OF PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION PROTECTIONS In 2016, the Obama Administration promulgated regulations prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing Read More >>

Read This Before Signing A Nursing Home Contract

Forced Arbitration Clauses Prevent You from Suing a Nursing Home in Court for Neglect or Abuse of a Loved One Placing a family member in a nursing home is stressful. It can be even more traumatic when a choice must be made quickly because a loved one needs skilled nursing care after being discharged from a hospital after an illness or surgery. You must often sign a large, multi-page admissions Read More >>