Nursing Homes

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 […]
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 […]
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% […]
December 4, 2015
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Many Nursing Homes Overbill Medicare for Patient Therapy

According to a recent report by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, many nursing homes overbill Medicare for physical therapy services […]
November 20, 2015

Illinois Nursing Homes Get Failing Grade

According to a CBS News Report, a recent survey by Families for Better Care gives Illinois and ten other states a failing grade for the quality […]
October 24, 2015

1/3 of Nursing Home Residents Injured During Stay

According to the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one-third of all nursing home residents are harmed during […]
August 7, 2015

Thefts from Nursing Home Resident Financial Accounts

Financial exploitation of the elderly is a significant and growing problem and one that will surely increase as more and more Baby Boomers age.  Typically, we […]