Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

Aging in Place for Seniors

MoneyGeek has an excellent resource page on aging in place for seniors. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs: Many people are increasingly opting to live out their years in the comfort of their own home, perhaps with help … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Therapy Provider Settles Whistleblower Suit for $125 Million

The AP reports from Boston that federal prosecutors “say the nation’s largest nursing home rehabilitation therapy provider has agreed to pay $125 million to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it knowingly had nursing homes submit false Medicare claims.” The Boston US Attorney’s … Continue reading

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South Dakota Wrongly Puts Thousands of Patients into Nursing Homes

The New York Times reports on its front page that in a “scathing rebuke” of South Dakota’s healthcare system, the Justice Department said on Monday that thousands of patients “were being held unnecessarily in sterile, highly restrictive group homes.” The department said that violates … Continue reading

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Sen. Grassley Issues Letter to Justice Department Regarding Nursing Home Privacy Violations

Legal Reader reports Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) “sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, which identified some three dozen instances since 2012 in which workers at nursing homes and assisted-living centers have surreptitiously shared photos or videos of residents.” Grassley … Continue reading

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Guide to Taking Legal Action for Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

We all want the best care possible for our loved ones when the time comes to find a retirement home and the majority of places are generally excellent caregivers and provide a good lifestyle in a safe environment. Sadly, not … Continue reading

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Four Signs an Assisted Living Center is Acting Negligently

Assisted living facilities can be great solutions for families who have aging loved ones who are unable to live at home but who do not need nursing home care. These facilities often provide daily services, such as meals, laundry, cleaning … Continue reading

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Proposed Federal Rules Would Make Suing a Nursing Home Easier

NPR reports that the federal government “is now considering safeguards that would regulate the way nursing homes present arbitration agreements when residents are admitted,” but “more than 50 labor, legal, medical and consumer organizations have told the government that’s not enough,” … Continue reading

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Senior Living Communities: How a Manager Puts Resident Safety First

  You love your senior residents and want to protect their safety at all costs. Since the elderly are more vulnerable to theft and financials scams, as a manager you want to ensure you protect your senior resident community. There … Continue reading

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Families Face Tough Decisions as Cost of Elder Care Soars

The Dallas Morning News recently published a troubling article about the costs of long-term care, and specifically the costs of nursing home care. Almost everyone will potentially face this situation for themself or for a family member. Please read the article … Continue reading

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Low-Rated Nursing Homes Secure HUD-Guaranteed Mortgages

The Center for Public Integrity reports, “nursing homes providing poor care routinely have received HUD-insured acquisition, construction, refinancing and improvement loans all over the country.” Despite HUD restructuring “the office that runs the program in 2008 to streamline the mortgage application process” … Continue reading

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