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Nursing Home Residents Imperiled As Safety Standards Are Undermined – LTCCC

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The communication below is sourced from a communication from the Long Term Care Community Coalition , June 14, 2018: “Since January 2017, the health and safety of nursing home residents has become increasingly imperiled.” Please contact Dalli & Marino, LLP with any questions at 1-888-465-8790 [Toll-Free], or by completing the CASE EVALUATION Form on our Contact Read More >>

Attorneys Fight Human Trafficking with Civil Litigation

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MYTH: Human trafficking in the U.S. involves only foreign nationals or immigrants. FACT: Thousands of American citizens, including children, are victims too. MYTH: Victims of human trafficking will immediately ask for help and identify themselves. FACT: For many reasons, including threats and intimidation, victims tend not to come forward without support. MYTH: The only way to stop human Read More >>

Media Advisory: Latest Federal Data Reveal Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia – LTCCC

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A new (June 5) Media Advisory from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: “Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.” Below is the complete text of the Advisory (shared by Dalli & Read More >>

LTCCC News Alert: Latest Data on Nursing Home Staffing Levels & Poorly Performing Nursing Homes

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A new (May 1) Issue Alert from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: "too many nursing homes fail to have enough staff to ensure that residents receive decent care and are able to live with dignity. For many years, verifiable information on a nursing home’s staffing levels were unavailable to the public." Below is the complete text of the Alert (shared by Read More >>

Injured Workers Have Third-Party Option After Work Comp

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Work injuries are life-changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover.   Workers' Compensation Today, workers’ compensation insurance is available in all 50 states and covers some medical care and lost income. But with workers’ comp Read More >>

Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home – Syracuse.com

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A March 22, article on the Syracuse.com website, entitled, "Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home", by James T. Mulder, denoted that, "Van Duyn nursing home did not keep its morgue cool enough to prevent a deceased resident's body from decomposing." Mulder quoted "Patty Knight Scholl, of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight funeral home," as having said, Read More >>

New Issue Alert from LTCCC on Nursing Home Transfer & Discharge Protections

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Unwanted transfers or discharges from a nursing home can be devastating for residents and their families. This Issue Alert from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides information on: why this is an important issue, relevant standards and requirements, links to data on facilities that have been cited for transfer and discharge deficiencies, and more. Below is the complete text of the Read More >>

The Opioid Crisis: America Fights Back!

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The use and abuse of prescription painkillers has reached record levels in the United States. Another record? Pharmaceutical  company profits. As the death toll from opioid overdose rises, so do Big Pharma earnings.   Accountability and Court Actions Americans are turning to the courts to hold companies accountable and joining forces to confront an industry that continues to put profits Read More >>

Dems’ Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions – Newsmax

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A 2017 Newsmax article by author, Betsy McCaughey, was entitled, "Dems' Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions". McCaughey reported, "Nationwide, one-third of nursing home residents suffer serious, often permanent injuries due to neglect, according to a federal Inspector General report." She continued, "Indifference is the real culprit, not inadequate Medicaid money. For Read More >>

Choosing the Right Nursing Home – from AARP

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A still relevant March 19, 2012, article, by author, Cynthia Ramnarace, in the AARP Bulletin, was entitled, "Choosing the Right Nursing Home" (the article is still available online on the AARP website). It stated: "If your loved one is no longer able to safely live on his or her own — whether it’s your mother, your father or your spouse — trusting his care to strangers isn’t easy. How can you be Read More >>