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Henson Fuerst Secures NC’s Highest Reported Nursing Home Abuse Settlement in 2021

Our attorneys at Henson Fuerst are dedicated to representing those hurt or harmed due to another party’s negligence and bringing them and their loved ones the justice they deserve. This especially applies to nursing home residents, who are vulnerable and often voiceless in the face of nursing home abuse and neglect. In 2021, Attorneys Rachel …

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National Guard Aids Overwhelmed Nursing Home Staff

The National Guard has persevered through countless challenges this past year; Aiding Afghan refugees fleeing Kabul., providing security at American military bases across the Horn of Africa, and standing sentinel in Washington D.C. following the Jan. 6th attack on The Capitol among their many noble undertakings. However, they were not expecting one recent deployment: emptying …

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Charlotte Nursing Home Cited by State When “50-100” Live Maggots Found in Resident’s Wound

University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte was recently cited by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services after a resident with dementia was discovered by staff to have an open wound filled with live maggots. Infected Wound Recorded by Staff and Sent To Grandson Resident Bernice Mayes’s condition was so …

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Carma Henson Quoted in Washington Post on COVID-Era Nursing Home Neglect

In May of 2020, North Carolina enacted a temporary law that grants healthcare providers immunity from malpractice and negligence lawsuits due to the strain of the coronavirus pandemic and its unpredictable impact on staffing and services. Since then, what’s known as the Emergency and Disaster Treatment Protection Act, has been leveraged by companies, most notably …

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Green House Nursing Home Residents Are One-Fifth As Likely To Contract COVID-19 Than Those Who Live In Traditional Care Facilities

Although COVID-19 has ravaged many long-term care facilities, small group homes are seeing success in minimizing the effects of the virus. Across the country, residents in traditional facilities, as well as eldercare advocates, are beginning to wonder if the Green House model’s time has finally come. What Is a Non-Traditional Nursing Home? Green House homes …

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FTC Issues Warning: Don’t Sign Stimulus Checks Over to Long-Term Care Facilities

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning for patients of nursing homes and assisted living facilities: Do not give your stimulus check to a long-term care facility. The FTC’s warning comes as multiple people are reporting that their nursing home, assisted living, or other long-term care facilities are telling their residents that under …

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New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines for Nursing Homes Announced

The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced new rules for long-term care facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. These measures are to be implemented as a means to improve transparency by requiring such facilities to disclose cases of coronavirus to both patients’ families as well as public health officials. However, it …

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Changes to CMS Rating System Lower Scores for Over One-Third of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Recent changes made to the Nursing Home Compare System established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have resulted in lower scores for approximately 36% of skilled nursing facilities. A detailed article on the change—and its effects—is available here. Recent reports show a drop in the Five-Star Quality Rating System for 36% of …

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