Nursing Homes and Elder Rights

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Will Nursing Home Residents Receive the Care They Need During COVID-19 Outbreak?

Coronavirus has everyone concerned, and with good reason. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you may worry that he or she will not receive sufficient care if the facility becomes quarantined. Our Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers at PKSD Law… Read More

Nursing Home Chain Settles For Millions in Whistleblower Claim

On February 19, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office released news that Guardian Elder Care Holdings Inc. agreed to paying more than $15 million in damages. This settlement resolves allegations under the False Claims Act that Guardian knowingly up-charged… Read More

News Investigation Finds Unsanitary Nursing Home Kitchens are Making Residents Sick

Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the nation have suffered foodborne illnesses caused by serious food safety violations. Thousands of citations have been issued for violations that included undercooked food, moldy kitchen… Read More

Is Your Loved One Being Overmedicated in a Wisconsin Nursing Home?

In many nursing homes, there are not enough employees to provide the proper level of care and attention that many of the elderly need. This has resulted in caregivers overmedicating patients, which puts residents at risk for other serious complications,… Read More

Deadly, Drug-resistant Germs Spreading in Nursing Homes

Candida auris, a deadly fungus, is one of many drug-resistant germs spreading in nursing homes around the country. Since this highly contagious germ first arrived in the United States four years ago, it has infected as many as 796 patients, with approximately… Read More

Understanding Duty of Care in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

Every person has a responsibility to act reasonably in order to avoid harm to others. This is especially true when we trust nursing home facilities to care for our elderly loved ones. The duty of care in nursing homes dictates the way nursing home staff… Read More

Massive Budget Cuts Prevent Iowa Ombudsmen from Visiting Nursing Homes

In response to massive budget cuts to Iowa’s Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, the state agency has eliminated nearly all staff visits to nursing homes and assisted care facilities. The most recent session of the Iowa Legislature resulted… Read More

Reversing Forced Arbitration Ban Will Continue Nursing Homes’ Lack of Legal Accountability

In June 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) declared its intention to reverse its previous ruling banning the use of forced arbitration in nursing homes. The ban was announced in September 2016 and originally set to go into effect… Read More

New Proposal Lifts Ban on Forced Arbitration in Nursing Homes

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed reversing a controversial ruling that prohibited the use of forced arbitration in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The ruling, set to go into effect in November… Read More

New Nursing Home Regulations Aim to Reduce Elder Abuse

New federal regulations of nursing homes will provide residents and their families more involvement in deciding a resident’s care and granting them stronger rights when filing a complaint against a facility. The regulations, issued by the Centers for… Read More

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