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  • Will Florida Adopt Nursing Home Bill of Rights?
    Posted on February 3, 2018 in News

    In response to the disaster caused by Hurricane Irma to state nursing homes, a proposal has been made to implement a “Nursing Home Bill of Rights”.  But will Florida lawmakers adopt this Nursing Home Bill of Rights? Currently, there is …

  • Was Florida Governor Counterproductive in Giving Phone Number to Nursing Homes?
    Posted on January 23, 2018 in News

    September 2017 was an active one for meteorologists and officials in Florida as Hurricane Irma pounded the state with storms, heavy rain, and massive power outages.  Looking back, the Associated Press is asking if Florida Governor Rick Scott was counterproductive …

  • More States Planning to Recycle Wasted Drugs in Nursing Homes
    Posted on December 10, 2017 in News

    A recent story published by ProPublica highlights how more states are planning to recycle wasted drugs in nursing homes.  In April 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that as much as 740 tons of drugs are wasted by nursing …

  • Drug Nuedexta Marketed to Nursing Homes Could Increase Fall Risk
    Posted on October 19, 2017 in News

    A recent CNN investigation claims that a drug marketed to nursing homes could increase fall risk.  The drug, Nuedexta, is FDA approved to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA), which causes sudden fits of crying or laughing.  PBA is most commonly associated …

  • 31 Senators Taking a Stand for Nursing Home Resident Rights
    Posted on August 20, 2017 in News

    Across the United States, 31 senators are taking a stand for nursing home resident rights, and are calling on our President to protect our nation’s elderly population.  In recent years, the quality of care and practices in U.S.  nursing homes …

  • Is Substance Abuse in Nursing Homes a Real Threat?
    Posted on December 12, 2016 in News

    Nursing home abuse attorneys get asked all sorts of questions about what is and is not acceptable in nursing homes.  Recently, one particular question has been on the minds of many families and lawmakers alike:  Is substance abuse in nursing …

  • Florida Supreme Court Rejects Nursing Home Arbitration
    Posted on October 10, 2016 in News

    In near perfect timing with the ruling by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) preventing nursing homes from requiring arbitration to settle disputes, the Florida Supreme Court has rejected a nursing home arbitration plea. The Miami-Dade County nursing …

  • How To File A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
    Posted on September 9, 2016 in Informative

    If you or someone you love has been victimized by nursing home abuse, you likely have many questions and concerns about your legal rights, including how to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit can be scary, but …

  • Will Texas Ever Fix Its Nursing Home Problem?
    Posted on September 9, 2016 in News

    More than once in the past five years, Texas has been ranked as one of the worst states in the U.S.  for nursing home care.  One such rating should be bad enough, but a continuing trend of poor ratings begs …

  • 5 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on April 1, 2016 in News

    For the families of the 1.4 million individuals living in nursing homes across the United States, it is important to understand and recognize the 5 signs of nursing home abuse. There are over 15,000 nursing homes across the country, many …

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