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Nursing Home Residents Can Enjoy the Holidays with Family

The Center for Medicare Advocacy reports that residents in nursing homes- long term skilled nursing facilities can leave the nursing home during this holiday season without losing their Medicare…

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New Website to Help Families Learn About Nursing Homes

The National Citizens for Nursing Home Reform (http://www.nccnhr.org/ ), a consumer advocacy group for nursing home residents and caregivers in nursing, homes, announced that the Brown University…

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Contact You Congressman to Pass the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act

Last January I wrote a blog on the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act (then Senate Bill . 2838 and now Senate Bill 512) The last report from Congress is that the bill was referred to…

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The Consumer's Role in the Nursing Home/Healthcare Reform Battle

Health care reform is the big issue today- as it should be. But how will it affect our elderly in nursing homes? Nursing home owners say they are looking at $16 billion dollars in cuts from Medicare…

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Nursing Home Direct Care Givers are Essential to Good Care

The SCAN Foundation, a California philanthropic organization which was established to advance the development of a sustainable continuum of quality care for seniors released a paper which confirmed…

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Nursing Homes Owners: Care Givers or Money Grubbers?

While we have learned about nursing home owners and operators setting up sham corporations to own property, rent facilities, ‘manage’ nursing, and ‘consult’ with nursing…

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Nursing Home Caregivers Strike

Over 300 union members at the four OMNI nursing homes in New Jersey have been without a contract since 2007. Two years ago, the owner of these homes, Avery Eisenreich, walked away from the…

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Best Nursing Homes and Tips to Help Find Them

The U.S. News and World Report’s July 7, 2009 issue has some very helpful information for those of us faced with putting a loved one in a nursing home. It also lists the 41 best nursing homes…

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Congress Considering Nursing Home Reform

Both houses of Congress are considering legislation to improve nursing home care. There has been no new legislation regarding nursing homes since 1987. Statistics have demonstrated that care…

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No Arbitration in Nurisng Homes Cases In Illinois

In the case of SSC Odin Operating Co. v. Carter, Sue Carter the U. S. Supreme Court on June 1, 2009 by refusing to review an Illinois appellate court ruling, has tacitly agreed that a state law…