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Trump Administration Scales Back Nursing Home Safety Violation Fines

Published on Dec 29, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse.

Over the holiday weekend, the Trump administration scaled back the guidelines for issuing fines against nursing homes that violate safety and health regulations which aim to keep residents safe. This scaling back is part of a broader shift to “relax” various Medicare penalty protocols that was requested by the American Health Care Association, the main […]

Missouri Nursing Home Resident Rights

Published on Sep 1, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility in Missouri, you should be aware that all nursing home residents have legal rights. If you or your loved one ever have a reason to believe that these rights are being violated in any way, you can take legal action against […]

Kindred Healthcare Pays Federal Government $125 Million

Published on Jan 16, 2016 in Nursing Home Abuse.

In an agreement finalized on Tuesday, Kindred Healthcare Inc., a nursing home company located in Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle federal allegations that it gave patients unnecessary treatment in a grand scheme to overbill the federal Medicare program and increase company profits.  The allegations include placing patients in the highest […]

Overworked Nursing Home Staff Is Often a Sign of Potential Neglect and Abuse

Published on Dec 16, 2015 in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing home facilities are often understaffed, undertrained, and overwhelmed.  Employees are overworked and unhappy, two qualities that effect judgment and ultimately lead to poor resident care.  The term “nursing home facility” is misleading, as many facilities do not have a registered nurse present all hours of the day.  The majority of the care received is […]

American Senior Communities LLC Fires CEO After FBI Search

Published on Sep 21, 2015 in Nursing Home Abuse.

According to Louisville’s Business First, American Senior Communities, a nursing home operator with more than 100 facilities, fired its CEO three days after the FBI raided his home and the corporation’s offices.  In contradicting statements the company now says the investigation has nothing to do with its facilities, but said in a statement on the […]

Nursing Home Patient Hospitalized After Being Left in Sun

Published on Nov 18, 2014 in Nursing Home Abuse.

A Pennsylvania nursing home patient had to be hospitalized after he sat for hours in the hot sun last August. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that the state has imposed a correction plan on the home and the head administrator has left. The incident occurred at the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cumberland […]

Owner of Troubled Nursing Homes Wants To Make Suing Harder

Published on Nov 10, 2014 in Nursing Home Abuse.

The Kentucky long-term care industry is lobbying hard to make it more difficult for nursing home residents to file lawsuits against the homes. Nursing home providers want a law passed that would require lawsuits be reviewed for merit by a medical review panel of health care providers. One of the primary people funding this push […]

AARP Joins Suit Against Nursing Home

Published on Oct 9, 2014 in Nursing Home Abuse.

The AARP joined a lawsuit against a California nursing home alleging that its staff drugged residents to make them submissive. This was the first lawsuit of its kind, alleging that the staff overmedicated residents without knowledge or consent of the patients or their families. The class-action suit was filed against the Ventura Convalescent Hospital in […]

Choosing Nursing Homes for Dementia Patients

Published on Aug 29, 2014 in Nursing Home Abuse.

Almost half of all nursing home residents suffer from dementia, primarily caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It can be tricky for loved ones to find the right placement. Even though most homes now have dementia units or wings, experts say the quality and culture can vary greatly. The Alzheimer’s Association, a national organization, reports that special […]

Kentucky Nursing Homes Fined for Safety Violations

Published on Jul 2, 2014 in Nursing Home Abuse.

After Masonic Home of Louisville was fined $413,173.00 by the Federal Government for safety violations in 2013, nursing homes in Kentucky continue to perform poorly in the eyes of the Federal Government. Kentucky has had three nursing homes fall within the top 15 highest fined nursing homes in the country. Princeton Health and Rehab Center […]

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How To File a Life Care Centers of America Lawsuit

Finding the right nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility for your loved one can involve weeks or months of research and visits. When you think you’ve found the right one, it can feel like a weight lifting off your shoulders. Not every nursing home is what it appears to be at first, though. […]

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Nearly 2,000 Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clergy in Illinois

Illinois Attorney General (AG) Kwame Raoul announced on May 23, 2023, that his office had completed an investigation that has identified at least 1,997 children abused by an estimated 451 male Catholic clergy during a 90-year period across six dioceses in our state. The multi-year investigation first got underway while the current Illinois AG’s predecessor […]

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