Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

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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Lawsuit Over Woman’s Assisted Living Death May Affect Industry Standards

The Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette reported that the family of Delores Wiersum has filed a lawsuit against ThedaCare after the woman “froze to death while locked outside her Appleton assisted living home.” According to elder law expert Alison Barnes, a professor at … Continue reading

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How You Can Help Loved Ones Remain As Independent As Possible As They Age

You want your loved ones to remain happy and healthy long into old age. This often means allowing your loved ones to live independently so they do not feel trapped or helpless. You can do several things to help loved … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized for Medication Overuse

In continuing coverage, NPR reports that restrictions against nursing home residents being prescribed medically unnecessary antipsychotic drugs are rarely enforced. Though they are not FDA-approved for the purpose, antipsychotic drugs are often prescribed to elderly patients as a “chemical restraint” to treat … Continue reading

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