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How Nursing Homes are Gaming the Rating System and Misleading the Public

A recently published investigation from The New York Times shows that many nursing homes across the country are manipulating the CMS star rating system for their benefit. By either inflating or reducing the data reported to the CMS system, these nursing homes are achieving higher ratings without addressing quality and health issues within their facilities,…

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Negligent Hiring Practices Put Nursing Home Residents in Danger

Nursing homes and residential care facilities are responsible for the employees they hire. Part of that responsibility is running a criminal background check, to ensure that the new hires are eligible to work in the nursing home. Failure to do so puts residents at risk. It also opens the nursing home to liability. A family…

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Nursing Home Responsibility for Bullying of Residents

USA Today reported in May 2018 that bullying is all too common at nursing homes. Seniors, their children, and friends and family have the right to expect that seniors will be respected and protected during their residency. Patients should be aware that they have a Bill of Rights that protects them from various forms of…

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Arizona’s Elderly Are at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

Millions of elderly Americans live in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and other care arrangements, where they are essentially hidden from public view and must rely on the facility’s staff for all their daily needs. While most nursing homes are clean and adequately staffed, and the residents are cared for properly, some…

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