Are Medicare Advantage Plans Steering Enrollees to Lower-Quality Nursing Homes?

A recent study has found that people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan were more likely to enter a lower-quality nursing home than were people in traditional Medicare. The study raises questions about whether Medicare Advantage plans are influencing beneficiaries’…

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

The need to protect your assets is always at hand. Planning for long-term care with an elder law attorney can help protect your assets for the in home spouse and heirs. Medicaid Planning or Life Care Planning helps to ensure that you…

Should you sign that Nursing Home Admissions Agreement you were given?

Read the agreement carefully before signing. Nursing Home Agreements can be complicated and confusing Admitting a loved one to a nursing home can be very stressful. In addition to dealing with a sick family member and managing all the details involved…

New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. The rules give residents more options regarding meals and visitation as well as make changes to discharge and grievance procedures. The…

Nursing Home Cannot Sue Resident’s Daughter Who Signed Admission Agreement

A North Carolina appeals court dismisses a breach of contract lawsuit against a nursing home resident’s daughter even though the daughter signed the admission agreement because the resident was named as representative in the agreement. Wrightsville Health Holdings, LLC v.…

How To Look Out for a Relative in a Nursing Home

The best ways to make sure your loved one gets the care that was promised. via U.S.News  Kurtis Hiatt Finally, after ticking off the last item on a lengthy list of must-haves, you think you’ve found the best nursing home…

You may be signing away your right to sue the nursing home

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News When Paul Ormond signed John Mitchell into a nursing home in Dennis, Mass., in June, he was handed a few dozen pages of admission papers. Ormond, Mitchell’s legal guardian and an old friend, signed…

The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

While residents of nursing homes have no fewer rights than anyone else, the combination of an institutional setting and the disability that put the person in the facility in the first place often results in a loss of dignity and…

Bedsores & Nursing Home Obligations

Waiting – And – Waiting On The Nursing Home Inspector By Anna Gorman KHN Staff Writer This KHN story was produced in collaboration by Kaiser Health News Mary Chiu was shocked by the bed sores on her 85-year-old mother. One on…