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Recent Posts in Nursing Home Negligence Category

  • Medicare Star Ratings Not Reliable Measure of Nursing Homes

    The New York Times has examined the rating system of nursing homes and found that most top-ranked nursing homes have been given the seal of approval based on incomplete and self-reported data. The Medicare ratings are based in large part on self-reported data that the government does not verify. Only one of the three criteria used to determine star ratings, health inspections, relies on ...
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  • Why Nursing Homes Should Always Have A Nurse On Staff

    On July 31, Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky introduced the Put A Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act after discovering that federal law only requires a registered nurse on-site only 8 hours a day, regardless of the size of the facility. The act, also known as House Vote 5373, would require that a direct-care registered nurse be present 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all the ...
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  • $1.2 Billion Jury Verdict In FL Nursing Home Neglect Case

    One billion dollars in damages intended to punish a nursing home for neglect so extensive that it led to the early death of a 69-year-old resident was recently awarded to the woman's surviving son by a Florida jury. In addition, another $110 million was awarded as compensatory damages by the jury in at least the fourth case of nursing home abuse and neglect against Trans Health Care, Inc. (THI). ...
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  • Second Florida Pediatric Nursing Home Closes Amid Controversy

    A Tampa nursing home , which was accused of failing to provide meaningful activities to the severely disabled kids who lived there, was denied funding from Medicare and Medicaid. Lakeshore Villas is the second pediatric nursing home to close this year amid controversy over the warehousing of frail children. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will cease payments to the nursing home ...
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  • Miami Assisted-Living Facility Closed By State

    A Miami assisted-living facility was shut down after regulators found an elderly woman tied to a wheelchair. San Martin de Porras ALF, located at 1840 NW 15 th St, was also ordered to pay $20,000 in fines. The license revocation comes after regulators arrived at the home in February of 2012, and found an elderly woman struggling to get up after being tied down to a wheelchair and forced to sit on ...
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