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September 16, 2016
Washington DC

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
Keyboard

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
Alton Attorney

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
Elder Abuse Attorney

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 […]
January 18, 2016
Alton Attorney

Health Care Costs for Dementia Patients Greatly Exceeds Costs for Other Elders

According to a recent study jointly conducted by Dartmouth College, the University of California, Los Angeles and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, healthcare […]
December 4, 2015
Alton Attorney

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 […]