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Your Support is Needed; No Forced Arbitration for Nursing Home Patients!

The bipartisan Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 will prevent nursing homes from deliberately hiding clauses within the fine print of contracts that force seniors to surrender their right to trial by jury and enter an unfair and one-sided mandatory binding arbitration process. The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 will …

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May is Older Americans Month

In conjunction with National Nursing Home Week, May is Older Americans Month, continuing a tradition of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging, that began in 1963 when, according to the AoA’s website, “only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in …

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$6,500-Per-Day Fine Imposed on Nursing Home; Residents Found to be in Immediate Jeopardy

Kentucky official allege that the staff of Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lexington used personal cell phones to “inappropriately photograph and make audio recordings” of residents without their knowledge, according to documents from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The staff attached songs with sexual lyrics to the photographs and circulated them …

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10 Nursing Home Residents’ Rights the HensonFuerst Team Believes Are Non-Negotiable

The nursing home abuse lawyers at HensonFuerst pass along these 10 rights to which every person in nursing care, their families or caregivers, are  entitled.  The rights are: 1.      The right to be well aware of the resident’s health status, medications and conditions; 2.      The right to keep confidential and safe the resident’s medical records; …

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Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

HensonFuerst is proud to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. Beginning on Mother’s Day this Sunday and going through May 16, we will keep you posted with information on our blog. Stay tuned for more!

Conversion from Private Funds Payment to Medicaid Causes Evictions

Assisted Living Concepts, a Wisconsin-based company that, according to its Web site, operates 216 assisted-living residences with capacity for more than 9,000 residents in 20 states is being criticized for its decision to cut down on Medicaid recipients, even ones who first entered their facilities with the ability to pay from private funds.  ALC was …

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Appalling Arguments from Lawyers who Defend Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents suffer many different kinds of injuries due to nursing home negligence—broken bones, pressure sores, skin tears, malnutrition and dehydration.  Perhaps the worst injury they suffer is the injury to their dignity, their self-respect.  Many nursing home residents are completely helpless, and need the nursing home staff to do everything for them, including …

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