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July 21, 2017
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The “Protecting Access to Care Act” Threatens Patients and Nursing Home Residents

On June 28, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Access to Care Act.”  This is a horrible piece of legislation that places a […]
May 1, 2017
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25% of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

In a recent article appearing in the May issue of the “American Journal of Infection Control,” the study’s author, Sainfer Aliyu of the Columbia University School […]
April 3, 2017
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New Proposed Legislation to address Illinois nursing home understaffing and improper discharges of nursing home residents

Recently, Illinois State Senator Daniel Bliss and Representative Chris Welch introduced new legislation to address inadequate nursing home staffing that often leads to improper discharges of […]
January 6, 2017
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New Year’s Resolutions

Like many people, as we enter a new year, I like to give some thought to New Year’s resolutions, or statements of intention regarding those things […]
October 17, 2016
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New CMS Rule Bars Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses in Admission Contracts

Beginning November 28, 2016, nursing homes can no longer require residents or their families to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement as part of the admission contract. […]
September 16, 2016
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NOTICE Act Now Requires Hospitals to Notify Patients of a Significant Loophole in Medicare Nursing Home Coverage

Effective August 6, 2016, a new federal act called the “Notice Act” requires hospitals to provide both written and oral notice, within 36 hours, to any […]
September 2, 2016
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Illinois enacts law to give fiduciaries access to decedent’s online accounts

On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law an Act, effective immediately, which gives Illinois fiduciaries (a person who has the power and […]
July 7, 2016
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Will Cannabis be used by physicians as a part of an Alzheimer’s Cure?

The prestigious Salk Institute has released preliminary results of a scientific study which indicates that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can actually promote […]
June 2, 2016
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The (already) high cost of skilled nursing care continues to rise and nursing home owners keep buying more facilities

According to a recent report, the average cost for skilled nursing care for the calendar year of 2015 was nearly $90,000 per nursing home resident, 12% […]
April 6, 2016
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Is this the best hope yet for a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?

In a recent article in Science Alert, it was reported that researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland in Australia were exploring […]