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Arbitration Agreements Help Nursing Homes Put Profit First

The use of arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts may not be completely new, but not everyone is aware of how they help long-term facilities get off the hook for substandard care. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, an ambulance transported an 87-year-old woman who was suffering from COVID-19 to the Canyon…

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Nursing Home Aides Training Requirements Reduced Amid Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, nursing home residents continue to be the most vulnerable and susceptible to this virus. In spite of that reality, the Trump administration took measures to relax training requirements for individuals wishing to become a nurse’s aide. At PKSD Law, we are dedicated…

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Will COVID-19 Lead to Increased Substandard Care in Nursing Homes?

Many family members in Wisconsin and around the country may wonder if the COVID-19 lockdown of nursing homes will impact their ability to stay informed about a loved one’s care. While outside visitors are unable to enter the facility, how will they know if their loved one becomes sick with…

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Albuquerque Nursing Home Denies Cookout Led to COVID-19 Outbreak

Administrators at the Princeton Place nursing home in Albuquerque, New Mexico honored nursing staff and other caregivers at the facility with a company cookout for their efforts in keeping it coronavirus-free. However, just five days after photos of the event were posted to Facebook, the nursing home acknowledged its first…

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CMS Updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) imposed visitation restrictions to nursing homes across the country beginning March 2020. These visitation bans have been ongoing to help curb the spread of COVID-19, causing stress for many family members concerned about the welfare of loved ones. PKSD Law shares some…

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Study Reveals What Could Reduce COVID-19 Spread in Nursing Homes

Most people are aware by now that the novel coronavirus disproportionately affects the elderly, especially those with underlying medical conditions. To learn more about the impact of this virus within a nursing home environment, a research team at the University of Rochester Medical Center conducted a study to help determine…

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COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Wisconsin Nursing Homes

Nursing homes across the country continue to be devastated by COVID-19. As of the end of May 2020, more than 16,000 nursing home residents and health care professionals in the U.S. infected with this virus have died. Healthcare workers across the country have exhibited heroism in their efforts to care…

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Can Resident COVID-19 Injuries Be Due To Nursing Home Negligence?

According to most current reports, the novel coronavirus has the best chance for containment when everyone follows the strict protocols recommended by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). These requirements are designed to protect everyone, not just nursing home residents. However, the elderly population is among the most vulnerable to…

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Dementia Care Professionals Given Preventative Methods for COVID-19

As the country faces an unprecedented outbreak, individuals with underlying health conditions are not the only ones who have an increased risk for COVID-19. Those with intellectual disabilities and others with progressive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, are also vulnerable to the deadly virus. Although dementia does not necessarily…

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NM Judge Bans Arbitration in Nursing Home Wrongful Death

New Mexico’s Supreme court denied a nursing home its bid to pursue arbitration in a wrongful death suit on Monday, April 6, 2020. The high court justices unanimously upheld a trial court’s previous decision to deny Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, LLC’s bid for arbitration. This ruling was based on the…

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