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Americans Eating Too Much of the "Spice of Life"?

The human body requires salt to live. It helps nerves conduct messages throughout the body, allows muscles to move us, and generally regulates fluids so we don’t become either bloated or dehydrated. In cooking, moderate amounts of salt helps to bring out flavors in food. But we can definitely get too much of this good …

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Report Questions Nursing Home Charges

The Department of Health and Human Services released a report titled “Questionable Billing by Skilled Nursing Facilities.” The title says it all… but we’re still going to comment. In recent years, government analyses have discovered improprieties in the amount of Medicare dollars billed by–and paid to–to skilled nursing facilities (a general term that includes nursing …

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Retirement Home Residents Removed from Substandard Facility

People in nursing homes, rest homes, retirement homes, and assisted nursing facilities deserve the best care a society has to offer, not the worst. Residents and their families should never have been subjected to this kind of a nightmare…one that lasted, presumably, for several years. It’s shameful that Warren Gold and Gold Care, Inc., seem to have put playing the system above caring for senior citizens. Stories like these are exactly why HensonFuerst Attorneys spend every day fighting for the rights of abused and neglected elderly residents.

State Calls for Fines for Britthaven of Chapel Hill Nursing Home

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fine Britthaven of Chapel Hill nursing home for violations that led to the hospitalization of six patients in February. One patient, 84-year-old Rachel Holliday, died. Ms. Holliday and eight …

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A Recent Department of Health and Human Services Report Indicates that 94% of America's Nursing Homes Have Been Cited for Violating Federal Health and Safety Standards.

But perhaps even more disturbing, however, is a study by Consumer Reports that found that state regulators fined only 50% of nursing homes whose misconduct warranted fines. Make no mistake about it—pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, and falls in nursing homes are not the inevitable consequence of old age and ill health.  They are, all too …

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Violations reported at 94% of Nursing Homes

A new government study finds violations at 94% of America’s nursing homes.   This  is a sad reflection on the current state of care provided in nursing homes .  Click HERE for the link to the government study.

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