v. Life Care Ctrs. of Am., Inc. , 2010 Mass. LEXIS 222 (Mass. May 19, 2010),
a nursing home employee inadvertently removed numerous physician's orders,
including WanderGuard orders, from Julia McCauley's treatment sheets. Under the
care of a short-handed staff, McCauley, who...
A Massachusetts bill will attempt to prohibit the
"dumping" (i.e. wrongful eviction) of nursing home residents. Dumping occurs when a nursing home leaves a
resident at an emergency room or a last known address.
Bill Text MA H.B. 4270 / 2009
Plainfield Healthcare Center was a nursing home that housed
a resident who did not want assistance from black certified nursing assistants.
Plainfield complied with this racial preference by telling Brenda Chaney, a
black nursing assistant, in writing everyday that "no black"
was a resident of Highland Park Care Center, a nursing home facility managed by
Grane Healthcare Company. Following Scampone's death, plaintiff filed a negligence action against Highland
and Grane, alleging that Scampone's heart attack was the result of an infection, dehydration...
From the Illinois Government News Network :
CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation that transforms Illinois' system of care for
frail older adults and persons with disabilities. The new law is the
product of months of research and deliberation initiated by the Nursing
ROCHESTER, NY - The Fourth Department New York Supreme Court Appellate Division on April 1 reversed and remanded a nursing home wrongful death cause of action and ordered the dismissal of claims related to alleged medical malpractice in the treatment of a deceased resident. The court, however, held that...
Many spouses or adult children of
seniors come to see me when their loved one has been admitted to, or is
soon going into, a nursing home for long-term care. They are traumatized
over their loved one's situation, of course. Often they are feeling
completely blindsided, having recently learned...
In April 2012, an Ohio Court of Appeals has affirmed [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] the state's denial of Medicaid benefits to a deceased nursing home resident's estate , concluding that the resident's irrevocable discretionary trust was an available asset for purposes...
Are you one of the many Florida residents relying on Medicare to pay your way if you ever need nursing home care? Depending on what you mean by "nursing home," you, your family and your pocketbook could be in for a big shock. Many people fail to realize that Medicare does not cover long-term...