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  • Wrongful Deaths at A Hollywood Hills, FL Nursing Home During Hurricane Irma Led to Tighter Regulations
    Posted on January 9, 2019 in News

    Wrongful deaths at a Hollywood Hills, FL nursing home during Hurricane Irma have led to tighter regulations for Florida nursing homes and Assisted Living Facilities (AFLs). The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power following Hurricane Irma on September 10, …

  • Pair Of New York City Nursing Homes Sued for Inadequate Care & Staffing
    Posted on January 9, 2019 in News

    Two New York City nursing homes have been sued for inadequate care and staffing. They are the target of class-action lawsuits filed by a former patient and a family member of another patient. The lawsuits claim that both facilities are …

  • Florida Nursing Home License Revoked Amid Hurricane Irma Deaths
    Posted on January 9, 2019 in News

    Judge Mary Li Creasy, a Florida administrative law judge, supported the state’s decision to revoke the license for a South Florida nursing home after 14 people died from extreme heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Broward County medical …

  • When Nursing Home Caregivers & Staff Go On Strike
    Posted on January 9, 2019 in News

    Nursing home caregivers and staff typically go on strike for reasons they believe will improve patient care in the long run. However, reduced services and care during a strike period can have a negative impact on nursing home residents, potentially …

  • Over 700,000 Elder Abuse Cases Reported In 2017 (Study)
    Posted on January 9, 2019 in News

    A new initiative led by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to build a national elder abuse database uncovered over 700,000 reported incidents of abuse and neglect in 2017. However, despite this large volume of elder …

  • U.S. Senate Report On Nursing Home Disaster Oversight
    Posted on January 8, 2019 in News

    A U.S. Senate report on nursing home disaster oversight revealed that facilities are often not equipped to handle basic safety matters when natural disasters strike. “Sheltering in Danger,” an investigative report by the minority staff on the U.S. Senate Committee …

  • No Gold Star for Florida in Terms of Aging Services
    Posted on November 20, 2018 in News

    For many years, Florida has welcomed aging Americans with open arms.  But a recent AARP report indicates the state gets no gold star in terms of aging services provided.  In fact, the report ranks Florida 46 among states in terms …

  • Is Nursing Home Neglect More Common in For-Profit Homes?
    Posted on October 27, 2018 in News

    New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has many questioning – “is nursing home neglect more common in for-profit homes?” Let’s take a look at what the new research suggests, and why it is important for nursing home …

  • What is a State Survey for Nursing Homes?
    Posted on October 6, 2018 in News

    If you are considering moving a loved one to a nursing home, you may be interested in learning more about regulations designed to keep residents safe.  In this article, we will address the question of “what is a state survey …

  • Nursing Home Attorney: How Can We Address Nursing Home Abuse?
    Posted on September 19, 2018 in Informative

    Numerous studies have been done and articles have been written about how to prevent nursing home abuse, yet still abuse and neglect occur at alarming rates.  This has our nursing home attorney asking “how can we address nursing home abuse?” …

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