Mobile menu toggle Menu
Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

DO HOSPITALS “PUSH” CERTAIN NURSING HOMES?

I’ve just heard a story which, if true, bothers me a great deal. According to the story, it appears our local hospital, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, may have employees of a certain nursing home chain working in their hospital “assisting” discharged patients in finding an appropriate nursing home. Why would a hospital allow outside personnel…[Read More]

POOR GRADES FOR ROANOKE AREA NURSING HOMES

The report card is out and things don’t look very good for nursing homes in Western Virginia. A new national study finds that such problems are not uncommon. Inspectors cited 94 percent of nursing homes last year for federal health and safety standards, the Department of Health and Human Services reported this week. Sadly, the…[Read More]

MORE BAD NEWS ABOUT NURSING HOMES

Hey America, how do you like this news? The Washington Post reports that more than 90 percent of U.S. nursing homes were cited for violating federal care standards in each of the past three years, according to the inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services. For-profit facilities — the most common type…[Read More]

KUDOS TO THE FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA NEWSPAPER!

The issue of whether it is fair to include mandatory arbitration agreements in nursing home admission contracts is an issue I’ve been writing about (and fighting in court) for the last 5 years. Congress is now looking into banning this practice which prevents nursing home residents and their families from holding the facilities accountable in…[Read More]