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Getting Evicted from a Nursing Home – What Can Be Done?

NurIs a loved one facing a potential eviction from a nursing home?  If so, it’s important to understand your loved one’s rights and whether the nursing home can legally evict your loved one. As described below, if it’s not in the best interest of your loved one to be discharged, you (on behalf of your read more...

Congress Wants to Severely Limit Your Right to Compensation for Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse – Why You Must Act Today

I’m writing today to let you know about important legislation being considered by Congress – legislation that would severely limit the damages available if you or your family members are injured or killed as the result of a nursing home neglect or a medical mistake. This legislation – deceptively known as the “Protecting Access to read more...

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home or Sub Acute Rehabilitation Center

When we or our loved ones need to go to a long term care facility (LTC) or a sub acute rehabilitation center (SAR), there are number of factors to consider. For those not familiar with the acronyms, long-term care facilities (LTCs) are the traditional nursing homes, while sub acute rehabilitation centers (SARs) are the treatment read more...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Blow Opportunity to Ban Forced Arbitration

Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced some very important, and long overdue, requirements designed to protect residents of nursing homes and care facilities from being exploited on social media through the posting of degrading videos, pictures, and audio.  I blogged about these new rules and requirements here. While these rules and regulations were read more...

Mandatory Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses Undercut Accountability and Need to be Banned

If your loved one is injured or died through nursing home abuse or neglect, you will naturally be outraged on a number of levels.  While the damage and injury cannot be undone, thankfully, there is access to the courts where your loved one’s case can be brought in front of a jury, who can then read more...

Syracuse Nursing Home Aid Pleads Guilty to Abusing Resident

CNYCentral.com reported on August 23, 2016 of the case of a Syracuse nursing aid who pled guilty for striking an elderly man who was a nursing home resident, and for pushing the man, who tripped and fell.  In the trip and fall the man was reportedly injured through hitting his shoulder on a piece of read more...

The US Government Says “No” to Social Media Humiliation of Nursing Home Residents

Recently, I wrote a blog posting how residents at a Minnesota nursing home were subjected to abuse as the result of humiliating and degrading images of them that were published by nursing home staff on social media, apparently as some type of sick humor.  Fortunately, through a number of articles in the press, the Department read more...

Nursing Home Decides Not to Report Death for Fear of “Bad Press”

The Braemoor Health Center is a Brockton, Massachusetts nursing home and one of eleven Massachusetts nursing homes owned by Synergy Health Centers of New Jersey.  Following surprise visits to the Braemoor nursing home on June 30 and July 1, 2016, regulators found conditions at the nursing home were so troubling that residents were in “immediate read more...

The Difference Between Abuse and Neglect

There have been many cases of neglect where the patient is unable to move or speak and the medical staff ignores the resident for long periods of time. The most common injury with these types of cases are bedsores. Neglect can also mean missing scheduled medications, which can prolong illness or even worsen a diagnosed read more...

Federal Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees nursing homes, have directed state health departments to make sure that all nursing homes have policies prohibiting staff from read more...

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