Nursing Homes

June 10, 2019
Worst Nursing Homes in America

The Worst of the Worst Nursing Homes in America

Recently The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees a Special Focus Facility (SSF) program, released a list of almost 400 nursing homes in […]
April 4, 2019
Alton Lawyers

Hospitals and Nursing Homes Testing New Methods To Prevent Drug-Resistant Infections

A recent article in Kaiser Health News described an ongoing study being conducted in hospitals and nursing homes in Illinois and California exploring a different and […]
July 20, 2018
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For Years, Nursing Homes Had Fewer Nurses and Staff Than Reported to the Government, According to New Federal Data

A new study by Kaiser Health News analyzing daily Medicare payroll records has revealed numerous and significant variations in day-to-day nursing and other caregiver staffing at […]
February 7, 2018
Medication Errors

Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs Still Common In Nursing Home Population Despite Dangers Involved

Despite a reduction in the use of anti-psychotic medications in the last five years for treatment of nursing home residents in the United States, a recent […]
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
Medication Error

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
Southern Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

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
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% […]