The Most Poorly Rated Nursing Homes in the United States – LTCCC Alert

August 22, 2019
Lonely man sitting in a wheelchair in a nursing home

August 21, 2019 – Approximately half of all seniors will need nursing home care at some point. Despite this significant need, and the vulnerability of most nursing home residents, serious problems are widespread and persistent, including inadequate staffing, substandard care, abuse, and neglect. To help the public gain insights into the...

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Shocking Video of Nursing Home Employees Abusing Elderly Dementia Patient: New York Post

August 20, 2019

Two nursing home employees were fired from a Chicago facility for posting a disturbing video on Snapchat that showed them abusing 91 year-old Margaret Collins, a patient with dementia, according to a New York Post story on a CBS Chicago TV report. The pair, subsequently arrested, filmed themselves taunting the...

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Falls Rank As #1 Cause of Injuries Among Older Adults: What If Your Loved One Falls In A Nursing Home?

August 16, 2019
Elderly woman fell down in a nursing home

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults 65 and older, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Even worse, the agency reports that death rates in this category among older adults increased 30% from 2007 to 2016.  Older adults living in nursing...

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BEDSORES: AN EARLY SIGN OF ELDER ABUSE IN A NURSING HOME

August 6, 2019
The presence of pressure sore / bedsores is indicative of potential nursing home abuse

Families of nursing home residents beware: A recent federal study found that incidents of abuse in nursing home abuse doubled from 2013 to 2017. The Government Accountability Office analyzed sample data from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which ensures federal quality standards in nursing homes. The agency...

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CMS FINALIZES ROLLBACK OF PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION PROTECTIONS

July 26, 2019

Following is a joint statement from LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy.  It can also be found on our website at  https://nursinghome411.org/cms-finalizes-rollback-of-pre-dispute-arbitration-protections/. CMS FINALIZES ROLLBACK OF PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION PROTECTIONS In 2016, the Obama Administration promulgated regulations prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing homes residents (or their representative) and facilities. On July 18,...

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New Study: Alarming Staffing Gaps For Registered Nurses at Nursing Homes Increases Potential for Neglect and Medication Errors for Residents

July 17, 2019
Senior woman sitting on the wheelchair alone

A new study has found that an astounding 75% of the nation’s nursing homes fall short on registered nurse (RN) staffing, making residents more vulnerable to neglectful and potentially harmful situations such as medication errors. According to McKnight’s Long Term Care News, researchers from Harvard and Vanderbilt medical schools examined...

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One in Five Emergency Room Visits for Nursing Home Residents Caused by Potential Abuse or Neglect

July 10, 2019
Elderly woman fell on the floor

Half of All Residents Fall Once a Year Recent disturbing statistics reveal high levels of potential abuse and neglect in nursing homes, particularly around falls. Nearly 1 in 5 high-risk emergency room visits for nursing home residents were caused by potential abuse and neglect, according to the Office of the...

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John Dalli Educates Albany Legislators on Dangers of Forced Arbitration In Nursing Home Contracts

July 2, 2019

John Dalli, a partner in the law firm Dalli & Marino LLP and a board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, recently joined 100 other attorneys in Albany for the group’s annual Lobby Day. Each participating attorney discussed an assigned topic with 3-4 legislators at the New...

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Read This Before Signing A Nursing Home Contract

June 26, 2019
Shot of a family listening to a lawyer discussing forced arbitration

Forced Arbitration Clauses Prevent You From Suing A Nursing Home In Court for Neglect Or Abuse of a Loved One Placing a family member in a nursing home is stressful. It can be even more traumatic when a choice must be made quickly because a loved one needs skilled nursing...

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Incidents of Potential Abuse and Neglect at Skilled Nursing Facilities Were Not Always Reported and Investigated – HHS

June 24, 2019

A June 2019, report from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General,  made the following determinations: “We determined that an estimated one in five high-risk hospital ER Medicare claims for treatment provided in calendar year 2016 were the result of potential abuse or...

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