America's Best Nursing Homes 2011

U.S. News & World Report recently provided rankings of America's Best Nursing Homes. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collects data on nursing homes and rates them in its Nursing Home Compare program, with over 15,000 nursing homes ranked. CMS's information is...

Nursing Home Case – Elder Abuse Remedy Is Only Available Upon Evidence of Despicable Conduct and Knowledge of Serious Danger

By David W. Tate In Carter v. Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley, LLC (California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, August 12, 2011, No. D057852) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] the Court affirmed the trial...

NY Times Article, Fewer Beds for Men Entering Nursing Homes

By David W. Tate The following is a link to a New York Times article re fewer beds for men entering nursing homes. According to the article, nursing homes like the elderly population are heavily female. Since Medicaid will only pay for a two-person semiprivate room, and a female will not be placed...

Article Says Nursing Home Care Improves, but a Huge 35% Receive the Lowest Rankings

By David W. Tate According to the following article nursing home care is improving based on federal inspections, Click Here , but nursing homes that receive only one and two stars out of a total possible five stars still stands at a huge 35%, and nursing homes that received only one, two or three...