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4 of the Biggest Issues Facing Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed drastic changes last month. What could result would enforce stricter standards for facilities to comply with the organization’s requirements, but in looking at what nursing homes would have to do, a few significant issues pose major hurdles: A Lack of Quality Care Perhaps the biggest, the Department…

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CMS Proposes New Nursing Home Safety Recommendations

On July 13th, President Obama revealed a plan at the White House Conference on Aging to update existing nursing home regulations. A 400-plus page document from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) specifies the changes facilities would need to make to qualify for federal payments. At the meeting, it was revealed the change…

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Department of Public Health Investigates Two Connecticut Nursing Homes

Based on two reports in May, the state Department of Public Health has been investigating and monitoring two Connecticut nursing homes. According to a write-up from CTWatchDog.com, the Village Green of Wallingford Rehabilitation and Health Center was fined $7,500 for multiple violations stemming from an October 2014 visit. At the time, the home’s doctors were…

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Types of Elder Care Arrangements

We all want our loved ones to receive the best. When it comes to selecting a program for elder care, however, simply having attentive staff isn’t enough: A situation needs to align with your family member’s treatment, day-to-day needs, and physical abilities. Researching elder care is a complex route, with health insurance adding an additional…

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What to Do When You Suspect a Nursing Home Patient is Being Harmed

According to a 2014 report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one-third of all nursing home patients are harmed through their care. Often, the incident occurs through something ordinary, such as negligence or delays in providing standard treatments. The patient and family members aren’t aware,…

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