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Nursing Home Abuse

Protect Your Loved One from Elder Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly residents in nursing homes can be subjected to various types of abuse. One unfortunately common form of abuse is financial abuse, where someone misuses or illegally uses a resident’s funds, assets or properly. If you suspect an elderly loved… Read More

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Patients Residing in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), just over 50 percent of nursing home residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These residents have unique needs that require knowledgeable caregivers. Unfortunately,… Read More

Serious Nursing Home Abuse Cases Often Not Reported to Police

More than one-quarter of serious cases of nursing home abuse are not reported to the police, according to an alert released by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health and Human Services. The findings are part of an ongoing audit… Read More

Consumer Groups Gear Up in Last Fight for Arbitration Ban

More than 75 consumer, health and advocacy groups have joined together to form the Fair Arbitration Now Coalition in an effort to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from reversing a previous ruling that banned the use of pre-dispute… Read More

How Do Understaffed Nursing Homes Affect Patients?

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

CNN Finds That More Than 1,000 Nursing Homes Mishandled Sexual Abuse of Residents

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

What You Need to Know About Reporting Elder Abuse in Connecticut

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

10 Rights of Nursing Home Residents

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

CMS Issues Final Rule to Ban Forced Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes

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

Congressional Leaders Criticize Proposed Nursing Home Rules

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