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Zeb Ramey

Nursing Home Needs Not Being Met

The Huffington Post recently reported that government investigators have determined Medicare paid billions in taxpayer dollars to nursing homes that were not meeting basic requirements for…

Billy Cunningham

Find Good Nursing Home Care

Last week I wrote an article on ombudsmen and how they can help nursing home residents and their families see that residents are getting the proper care….

Zeb Ramey

The Authority of Nursing Home Ombudsmen

On Monday, January 28, 2013, USA Today had an article about ombudsmen and their authority to look out for the health, safety and rights of elderly or disabled people living in nursing homes…

Billy Cunningham

Welcome News For Those Considering A Nursing Home

Recently the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services opened a new web site to help people evaluate nursing homes. The new web site is called Nursing Homes Compared….

Dottie Perry

For-Profit Nursing Homes Care is Lower Quality

The nation’s largest for-profit nursing homes deliver significantly lower quality of care because they typically have fewer staff nurses than non-profit and government-owned nursing homes…

Billy Cunningham

The Danger Of Fire Ants In Nursing Homes, Hospitals And Day Cares

The red fire ant is now spread throughout the southern United States. Infestations have been reported in California and New Mexico. It is believed they originally came to the United States in the…

Billy Cunningham

The Civil Justice System and YOU Can Protect the Elderly

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) issued a news report on October 7, 2010 illustrating how the civil justice system is the most effective force in uncovering abuses by corporate nursing…

Billy Cunningham

National Long-Term Care Residents' Rghts Week

The National Consumers Voice for Quality Long Term Care has designated October 3-9, 2010, as National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Week, a time to acknowledge the contributions and…

Dottie Perry

Sizeable Nursing Home Verdict Indictment of Low Standards

A recent California jury verdict in a quasi-class action suit against the owner of 22 nursing homes in that state awarded 32,000 plaintiffs a total of $677 million in damages. Skilled Healthcare…

Billy Cunningham

Kickback Schemes or Legitimate Marketing?

The Washington Post a few weeks ago reported that Johnson & Johnson paid tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks to boost sales of its drugs in nursing homes, including an antipsychotic that…