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Federal Government Discourages Penalties for Nursing Home Abuse Despite Report Calling for More Oversight

Federal Government Discourages Penalties for Nursing Home Abuse Despite Report Calling for More Oversight May 24, 2018. By Lori Prapas.
New York, NY: Since 2017, the Trump administration has been rolling back Obama-era rules intended to protect patients from elder care neglect. Since 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, has been making rules that prevent victims of nursing home injury from bringing civil lawsuits to recover damages for neglect and abuse. Then in 2017, CMS discouraged its regional offices from fining care centers for one-time violations and issued a memo discouraging directors of state agencies from issuing daily fines for certain violations.
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Courts Continue to Quash Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

Courts Continue to Quash Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements October 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Reading, PA When one thinks of nursing home abuse, it would be expected to assume images of mistreatment of the resident through either elder care neglect, or antagonistic and grounds of physical abuse.
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Alleged Care Center Abuse Results in Closing of Home

Alleged Care Center Abuse Results in Closing of Home February 24, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Suamico, WI If care center abuse and care home abuse sound like the sort of things that only happen to other people, residents who have been subjected to abuse at the hands of the people they pay to care for them might strongly disagree. Residential care abuse happens with alarming frequency, causing some state agencies to take action. At least one care home in Wisconsin has now been shut down, after inspectors allegedly found egregious cases of abuse and neglect.
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Was Alleged Care Center Abuse and Neglect the Result of Planned Closures?

Was Alleged Care Center Abuse and Neglect the Result of Planned Closures? January 28, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Woodbridge, NJ When one hears the phrase, “care center abuse,” one automatically thinks of nursing homes catering to elderly residents. But that’s only part of the story: there are care center facilities dedicated to all manner of individuals with special needs, regardless of age. To that end, the death last year of a patient in an institution that serves individuals with developmental disabilities in New Jersey prompted a state investigation and a review of prior decisions to close not one, but two long-term care facilities.
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Can Bedsore Lawsuit Settlement Stop Care Center Abuse?

Can Bedsore Lawsuit Settlement Stop Care Center Abuse? December 22, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Newburg, OR Having to place your loved ones in a long-term care center is often sad and stressful, but Care Center Abuse is unthinkable. Unfortunately, elderly abuse is not uncommon and sometimes it takes a care center abuse lawsuit to stop such violations.
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YMCA Fights for Its License following Allegations of Care Center Abuse

YMCA Fights for Its License following Allegations of Care Center Abuse November 1, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
York, PA Descriptions of abuse at seniors care facilities continue to percolate through the media. Little wonder, given an aging US population that is about to become an even greater issue as baby boomers move through their retirement years, together with profiteers vying to capitalize on the provision of services to seniors at the lowest possible cost. To that end, abuse often stems from neglect, cost cutting and understaffing. However, nursing home abuse is not the only kind of care center abuse.
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Families Responsible for Ensuring Safety of Loved Ones at Care Homes

Families Responsible for Ensuring Safety of Loved Ones at Care Homes October 16, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA When it comes to caring for loved ones live in care centers and nursing homes, it could be up to the families to ensure the residents are safe and not the victims of care center abuse. That is one conclusion that could be drawn from a recent report on care home abuse and care home negligence conducted by The Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED in California. Unfortunately, in some cases, that could mean families must file care center abuse lawsuits to protect their loved ones.
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Workers Fired for Elder Care Abuse Won’t Be Charged

Workers Fired for Elder Care Abuse Won’t Be Charged September 18, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Peterborough, ON In one of the most shocking cases ever to emerge from the elder care industry in Canada, various employees of an elder care facility in Peterborough, Ontario, were suspended and then fired for incidents of care center abuse against an elderly resident after the resident’s son obtained video from a hidden camera in his mother’s room.
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Man Wins $1.2 Billion in Nursing Home Lawsuit

Man Wins $1.2 Billion in Nursing Home Lawsuit August 15, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Lincoln, NE A man has been awarded $1.2 billion after alleging care home negligence caused his mom’s death. The man filed the nursing home lawsuit in 2009, alleging his mom fell repeatedly at the nursing home, and ultimately died from her injuries. His mother was 69 when she died.
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Nursing Home Abuse Results in Charges for 21 Employees

Nursing Home Abuse Results in Charges for 21 Employees July 15, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Atlanta, GA It is always unsettling to hear reports of care center abuse or nursing home abuse, but in many situations the incidents are isolated. The problem is often with one or two staff members at a home who have committed care home abuse. So reading about situations in which dozens of employees at one care home are charged with abuse can be shocking.
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