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On April 13, 2023, the Centers for Medicare Advocacy asked “Is the Nursing Home Industry Irrevocably Changed?” It noted that a report, the 2023 Senior Living Industry Pulse, reported sharp declines in nursing home usage, particularly since the outbreak of COVID-19. The Certer also noted Medicare has spent more on home care than nursing home […]

Federal nursing home regulations require that nursing homes: Conduct a comprehensive and accurate assessment of each resident’s functional capacity. 42 CFR § 483.20 Develop a comprehensive care plan for each resident. 42 CFR § 483.21 Employ a sufficient nursing staff. 42 CFR § 483.35 Provide, if the resident is unable to carry out activities of […]

On April 24, 2023, LawyersWeekely reported that Shine Lawyers, a national plaintiff’s firm, filed a class action on behalf of 25 people whose family members died from COVID-19. The complaint alleges the death were the result of negligence. An attorney with that firm was quoted saying “Death was a sad reality of the pandemic, but […]

Nursing Home negligence occurs when a nursing home is should provide certain goods or services and they don’t. For example, if a resident is admitted without pressure ulcers (also called decubitus ulcers), nursing homes are supposed to them from forming. If a resident is at risk for falling, nursing home are supposed to take precautions. […]

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