Category: Advocacy

Regulatory Delays Hurt Care

Long Overdue The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ August data shows state inspectors are overdue on monitoring 4,500 nursing homes for annual standard surveys. Ridiculous. 71% of nursing homes had gone at least 16 months without a standard survey. The time between surveys ballooned during the pandemic. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) is demanding state

“I declassify everything”

This is insane. Does Trump really think anyone would believe this nonsense? Trump on declassifying documents: “There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it. “If you’re the President of the United States, you can declassify just by saying ‘it’s declassified’ – even by thinking about it. “I declassified everything.”#Hannity pic.twitter.com/CTCxybMNmT — Jamie

Report: Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes

200,000 Lives Lost Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 200,000 staff and residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19. CMS data shows only 43% of staff and 57% of residents are up to date on their vaccines. Dire conditions inside for‑profit nursing home chains caused deadly, early-pandemic conditions inside facilities. The

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Law-abiding nursing home operators have a new complaint. They compete with chains who “engage in exploitative tactics or otherwise break the law.” The disadvantaged facilities blames illegal use of financial guarantees at admission. Media reports indicate the practice is widespread and growing. The nursing home industry’s predatory practices include arbitration and attempting to collect from

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