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Key Findings in the Post-COVID For-Profit Nursing Home Investigation

Time and again we see ample evidence proving that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked unfathomable damage on nursing home residents and staff. And as of September 2022, we have even more substantiated evidence of widespread neglect, staffing shortages, and more. In the past few days, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis published some of their …

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4 Things You Should Know About the CMS Staffing Study

As the country recovers from the pandemic, it is key that we do not forget about some of the critical shortcomings of the American nursing home system. In the midst of the COVID pandemic, family members, administrators, and others noticed some serious flaws in the system that had a huge impact on residents, staff, and …

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News Alert: New Legislation Proposed to Help Improve Nursing Homes

Just last month, in August of 2022,  new legislation was introduced in the United States House of Representatives that aims to improve nursing home conditions and quality of life for residents. Brought to the House by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), there are two key bills that are part of her plan to improve nursing homes …

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A Quick Look at Updated CMS Guidelines

Over the past year or so the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a number of regulation changes, including new guidelines for nursing home surveyors. Along those same lines, and in order to continue improving nursing home care, CMS has released more comprehensive changes to nursing home regulations. These guidelines come as …

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Elders & Opioids: The Risks and Data You Should Know

For years the news of opioid abuse has been sweeping across the country. Towns and cities have seen the tragic effects of the opioid crisis and many are calling for solutions. Risks and issues that come with surgical procedures are usually discussed, but often, the risks associated with the pain medication after surgery is not. …

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News Alert: CMS Issues Guidance for Nursing Home Surveyors

The work to overhaul and rebuild the nursing home system is continuing as CMS addresses multiple problems and makes essential changes. A few weeks ago Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) removed the COVID-19 Emergency Waivers, and they have been diligent in issuing new visitation guidelines to limit the harmful effects of isolation. Their …

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Raise Awareness & Take Action

June marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15th is dedicated specifically to raising awareness, spreading the word, and taking action to prevent elder abuse across the world. We are incredibly excited that this movement has grown, and today, more than most, we’d like to highlight some of the work that has been done, some …

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