Inclusion of arbitration agreements within nursing home admissions contracts is a growing trend, and arbitration is being used by long term care providers as a means to keep malpractice and other negligence claims from coming before a jury. In this Commentary, Donna S. Harkness discusses the litigation...
A recent U.S. News
& World Report article 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...
Divorce rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed over the past few decades, even among those over age 65 years of age. Elder law attorneys suspect that issues regarding money may be to blame for the rising divorce rates among the elderly. Instead of fighting over money, however, older people who divorce may...
View the US News and World
Report Survey of Nursing Homes
Others discussing this hot topic include:
McKnights, Long-Term Care News and Assisted Living
Walton Law Firm's California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog
Attorney General Lisa Madigan led law enforcement officials in the latest raid of a Chicago nursing
home facility. In the unannounced visit, three felons were arrested at
Others discussing this hot topic
Levin and Perconti's Illinois...
Recently, Clay M. Greene, a
78-year-old gay man from Sebastopol, CA., filed a lawsuit against Sonoma County,
accusing the County of, among other claims, elder abuse, elder financial abuse,
and violation of the Patient's Bill of Rights. Mr. Greene filed the lawsuit
after the County allegedly isolated...
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would revise and expand current
Medicare and Medicaid regulations regarding the imposition and collection of
civil money penalties by CMS when nursing homes are not in compliance with Federal
participation requirements in accordance with the Patient Protection and
By Sabrina Winters
The decisions regarding placing a family member into a nursing
home are some of the toughest that a spouse, child or family member will
be faced with. The decision is not just based on finances, but is
deeply rooted on emotions... which by the way are not consistent day to...
From the Office of Inspector General:
Payments for Medicare Part B Services During Non-Part A Nursing Home Stays in
We found that Medicare paid $4.9 billion in 2008 for Part B services during
nursing home stays not paid for by Part A (hereinafter referred to as non-Part A...
By Linda K. Chen *
* J.D. Candidate, Santa Clara School of Law,
Excerpt from Eradicating Elder Abuse in California Nursing
Homes, 52 Santa Clara L. Rev. 213 (2012)
For weeks, three certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at a California nursing
home physically assaulted and sexually...
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...
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...
With the U.S. Supreme Court decision ratifying President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Affordable Care Act"), the implementation and development of accountable care organizations (ACOs) continued in full force this past summer. While most are likely to agree that...
On March 23, 2013, it will have been three years since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. This date is a significant one for the nursing home industry, not because it marks the third anniversary of the ACA, but because it marks a key deadline. As the...