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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 >>

Bedsores Hard to Spot in Nursing Home Residents If You Don’t Suspect Them

  Not all of the 15,000+ nursing homes in the U.S. were created equally.  News headlines this month confirmed this when a Senate report revealed that for budget reasons nearly 400 troubled nursing homes were left off of a federal agency’s watch list of 80 facilities flagged for poor resident care. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, be mindful of signs of neglect or even abuse no Read More >>

What You Should Know About World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15

  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Saturday, June 15.  But recent data about abuse and senior citizens reveals a growing problem that should have our attention each day. At least one in 10 Americans above the age of 60 has experienced some type of abuse according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The same agency reports an alarming +53% increase in non-fatal assaults Read More >>

Joint Statement: Nursing Home Study Finds Discharges Linked to Medicare Copayments – LTCCC

Despite strong safeguards to protect residents from unwanted and unsafe discharges from a nursing home, inappropriate discharges are a growing problem for seniors and their families. Below is a joint statement from LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, June 6, 2019, on new findings related to this problem. The statement can also be found on our website at Read More >>

‘Slap in the face’: Nursing home countersues family who won wrongful death suit – News 12 Long Island

A News 12 Long Island Story, April 22 (*updated April 23), was entitled, "'Slap in the face': Nursing home countersues family who won wrongful death suit." It explained that: "A jury awarded $1 million to the family of wheelchair-bound Salvatore Niosi six years after his choking death at Woodhaven Center of Care in Port Jefferson Station. The jury found that a facility nurse forgot to put in Read More >>

Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes – NEPR and WBUR

On March 14, New England Public Radio reposted an important broadcast (and article) from WBUR, with the online article, by Quincy Walters, entitled "Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes." The broadcast and article described a woman named Betty Crane, whom, in 2015, according to the reporting, was "looking forward to her 70th wedding anniversary in December...", but, "at a Read More >>

‘Absolutely despicable’: Photo of elderly woman face-down in pillow at nursing home sparks outrage.

According to Holter, "Julia Wiggins, a local pastor, posted the photos to Facebook on Tuesday showing 80-year-old Esther Brown 'face down into a soft pillow gasping for breath and strangling on her own saliva,' she wrote."   The article goes on to state that, "Wiggins urged people with family members in nursing homes to keep tabs on them often." As she indicated, “'People please Read More >>

Nursing Homes are now Big Business

As baby boomers begin to need nursing home facilities, profit-focused corporate nursing home chains have dominated the market. This increase in residents and emphasis on profits has led to a distressing rise in neglected and abused seniors. But instead of improving safety, corporate nursing homes are working to limit their accountability and deny residents’ rights. There are many laws and Read More >>

Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death – From Newsday Long Island

A September 10, article in Newsday, by criminal justice reporter, Bridget Murphy (bridget.murphy@newsday.com; Twitter: @ByBridgetMurphy ), entitled,"Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death", describes that, "Sijimole Reji, Annieamma Augustine and Martine Morland are all former county employees who are on trial in the nursing home death of an elderly person whose Read More >>