Federal and state laws require nursing homes to provide quality care to their residents to help them maintain or enhance their quality of life. Unfortunately, a lot of facilities do not have enough staff members to consistently provide the care that nursing… Read More
From 2013 to 2016, the federal government cited more than 1,000 nursing homes for mishandling sexual assault allegations or failing to take appropriate steps to prevent sexual assault, according to a comprehensive analysis by CNN.
Almost 100 of these… Read More
According to the Administration of Aging (AOA), hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans are abused, exploited or neglected each year.
Elder abuse can take many forms, including:
Physical abuse, defined as intentional infliction of injury or pain.… Read More
Under the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) of 1987, nursing homes participating in Medicare or Medicaid have a duty to provide high-quality care and protect the individual dignity of every resident.
The NHRA says that facilities must provide activities… Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued a final rule banning nursing homes from using binding forced arbitration agreements if they receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid.
The… Read More
Thirty-two members of Congress signed a letter criticizing nursing home regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The letter, addressed to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, claims that the CMS' proposal did not… Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will add five metrics to its nursing home ratings system on July 27. The new metrics will give families more information about the quality of care they can expect their loved ones to receive at various… Read More
The use of social media to shame and embarrass nursing home residents has become a prevalent problem, enough so that a training kit has been produced by the American Health Care Association on social media usage.
The training kit will provide an explanation… Read More
A recent study has brought to light disturbing information about elder abuse. One in five residents at a nursing home will be abused by their fellow residents.
Weill Cornell Medicine in New York investigated more than 2,000 residents at 10 urban and… Read More
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Pennsylvania attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against the Golden Living nursing home chain alleging understaffing that left residents "thirsty, hungry, dirty and unkempt." Sadly enough, this type… Read More