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Friday, September 27, 2019

Independent Medical Examinations

40,000 people killed in motor vehicle crashes, 4.5 million serious injuries. (Results from the National Safety Council.) In a personal injury lawsuit, the opposing side has the legal right to retain expert witnesses to examine you. You must attend. This doctor designated as “independent” is selected and paid by that side; i.e. insurance company. Independent […]

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Nursing Homes in New York Rated Poor

Staffing, staffing, staffing.  All too frequently insufficient staffing leads to a lack of quality care and preventable harm.  Failure to adhere to Government standards indicate that most nursing homes do not have the levels of staffing necessary to meet the needs of typical nursing home residents. Star ratings are designed to help individuals and their […]

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Insufficient Staffing at Nursing Homes

Residents of nursing homes are all too often the victims of abuse, neglect and substandard care. Federal standards (Nursing Home Reform Law) mandate that every resident is entitled to the highest practicable level of physical, mental and psychological well-being. Regrettably, there has been a significant rise of violations of residents’ rights over the last several […]

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dangerously Poor Care Nursing Homes

DANGEROUSLY POOR CARE ABOUNDS AT NURSING HOMES Close to 400 nursing homes in the U.S. had a “persistent record of poor care”. This finding was just released by the U.S. Senate based upon a list provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS. These facilities have a serious ongoing health, safety and […]

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Nursing Homes Pushing for Forced Arbitration

Nursing Homes are trying to force residents into Arbitration Agreements. These agreements, based upon data provided by the arbitration providers, shows that you are more likely to be struck by lightning than win in an arbitration forum. More Likely to be Struck by Lightning Than Win in Forced Arbitration In yet another assault on “Justice […]

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Nursery Home Chain Closes Elderly Evicted

Joseph Schwartz’s, Skyline nursing homes closing in 30 days in Massachusetts all elderly and disabled residents must be relocated within 30 days.  Angry family members were never noticed. At its peak, Skyline Healthcare owned or ran more than 100 facilities in 11 states, overseeing the care of more than 7,000 elderly Americans. But during the past […]

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Over Medication in Nursing Homes

Every nursing home resident has the right to be free from unnecessary drugs. A drug may become unnecessary when it is used in an excessive dose and/or duration, without adequate monitoring and/or indications, or in the presence of adverse consequences. For more information, please see LTCCC’s Dementia Care & Psychotropic Drugs fact sheet. https://nursinghome411.org/fact-sheet-dementia-care-psychotropic-drugs/

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Surgery Centers Not Reporting Deadly Complications

Medicare data shows that the most common type of surgery performed by an ASC is ophthalmology, specifically cataract surgery. [Click chart] The rising cost of health care in America is a big concern. Small, relatively routine surgeries that are performed in a hospital can greatly increase those costs. Thus, many patients are directed toward ambulatory […]

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Please Tell Congress to End Forced Arbitration – Support the FAIR Act!

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act seeks to end the practice of forcing consumers, employees, and patients into a secretive, rigged arbitration system, which denies citizens of their constitutional rights and prevents them from holding corporate bad actors accountable. Forced arbitration is hidden in the fine print of everything from nursing home admissions forms and […]

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Daycare Inside a Nursing Home

Sometimes the most brilliant ideas are so obvious in retrospect. https://www.newschannel5.com/news/national/daycare-inside-a-nursing-home-yes-and-its-a-big-hit-in-seattle

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

New York Child Victims Act Becomes Law

Moments ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law.  This chapter allows victims of child sexual abuse, incest and related offenses to bring civil claims for injuries until they have reached the age of 55.  It creates a one year window to bring those lawsuits, starting six months after the […]

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Improper Staffing in Nursing Homes; and other related articles

The LTC Journal For the latest news and resources, connect with LTCCC on Facebook (facebook.com/ltccc) & Twitter (twitter.com/LTCconsumer) or visit us on the Web @ www.nursinghome411.org. . 16 IN THIS ISSUE GOVERNMENT STANDARDS & QUALITY ASSURANCE IN REPONSE TO SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT LOW NURSING HOME STAFFING, CMS ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE TO IMPROVE STATE SURVEY AGENCIES' […]

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Nursing Home Quality In America: All The States Ranked

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is among the hardest decisions you'll ever make. Here's how nursing homes in all the states stack up. By Beth Dalbey, Patch National Staff  | Jan 31, 2019 5:30 pm ET | Updated Feb 1, 2019 8:38 am ET Nursing Home Quality In America: All The States […]

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Bad Corporate Conduct

A Special Report: The Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018 From the American Association for Justice     Abusing student loan borrowers, burying the consequence of global pollution, buying a seat for a state Supreme Court judge, even perpetuating child slavery – these are just a few examples of the worst corporate conduct revealed in this […]

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Increasing Risks in Nursing Homes

Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry January 2019—The nursing home industry is facing tremendous turmoil because some operators are undertaking risky financial deals in an attempt to squeeze out larger profits from their nursing homes, even when these deals could potentially harm residents. The recent collapse of several nursing home chains around […]

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