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Tag Archives: Nursing Homes
WEBINAR: Nursing Home Admissions Agreements: A Discussion of the Unfair Terms in the Agreements Presented to Elders on Entering a Nursing Home
National Elder Rights Training Project Free Webinar Space is Limited Elders often enter nursing homes during some of the most trying times of their lives (emotionally and financially). Unfortunately, many nursing homes take advantage of these vulnerabilities by inserting unfair terms … Continue reading
A number of troubling incidents that have been chronicled in the media the past few years have forced a re-examination of the regulation of California’s assisted living facilities, a popular option for seniors who do not require skilled nursing care, …
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently indicated that it is reviewing federal nursing home regulations for potential changes. This is significant news, as the federal regulations have been relatively stable since their initial adoption in the 1990’s. … Continue reading
(2007) Report: Improper and Unfair Provisions in Missouri Nursing Home Agreements. Click here.
(2012) The National Senior Citizens Law Center, along with AARP, has submitted a friend of the court appellate brief in the California Court of Appeals supporting the right of nursing home residents to enforce California’s minimum nursing home staffing levels. … Continue reading
According to a story in the Lexington Herald Leader, JustFundKy gave a $5,000 grant to the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass to revise its patient bill of rights and train its staff to be more in tune with … Continue reading
(2010) NSCLC’s analysis of the provisions of the new health reform law that relate to nursing facilities. Read Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities
(2010) The hearing officer concluded that the facility’s medical director was capable of providing the necessary care. Regulations require that facilities ensure that residents have an attending physician. Read the Hearing Decision
(2009) Thirty state attorneys general have asked the Centers for CMS to suspend and revise its Five-Star rating system, launched in 2008, giving each nursing facility a rating between one and five stars. Read the letter
(2007) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released two new reports that advocates for older persons and people with disabilities will find very significant, albeit depressing. The first report, “Few Transferred Assets before Applying for Nursing Home Coverage; Impact of … Continue reading