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

March 20, 2014 — 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 in their admissions agreements or … Continue reading

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Health Network Alert: NSCLC Calls for Stronger California Rules Governing Assisted Living

(2/27/2014) 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 …

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NSCLC Advocates for Improved Nursing Home Standards, Including Protections for LGBT Residents

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

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Think Twice Before Signing

(2007) Report: Improper and Unfair Provisions in Missouri Nursing Home Agreements. Click here.

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NSCLC Files Amicus Brief on Minimum Staff Levels

(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

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Kentucky Nonprofit Funds Training to Help LGBT Older Adults

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

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Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities

(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

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Texas Resident Wins Nursing Facility Hearing

(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

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30 State AGs Request Suspension of Federal 5-Star Rating System for Nursing Facilities

(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

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GAO Releases Reports on Medicaid Transfers, Nursing Homes

(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

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