Category: Choosing a nursing home

Special Focus Facility

The KSHB 41 I-Team learned about the Special Focus Facility (SFF) program that flags nursing homes with a long history of abuse and neglect putting vulnerable adults in danger. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, created the program in 1998. The purpose was to monitor nursing homes that continuously fail to meet

Report from The National Academies

The National Academies is a private, nonprofit organization. Researchers examined the nursing home industry to recommend changes to improve the quality of care.  The new 605-page report says the nursing home industry must take necessary changes to improve the quality of care. The nursing home industry provides ineffective care at higher costs with unsafe staffing

Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living is the nation’s largest senior living operator. Brookdale has more than 675 senior living communities throughout the United States and about 3% of those are SNFs. The for-profit chain agreed to pay $3.25 million to resolve credible allegations of improper transfers and discharges. The lawsuit claims that Brookdale’s California nursing homes failed

Admission Discrimination

Payor Source McKnight’s had an article showing discrimination in the nursing home industry. The industry uses discriminatory tactics to reject less profitable residents. Ashvin Gandhi is an industry expert. Gandhi is a health economist and assistant professor at UCLA. Gandhi explained that existing law shows that disability discrimination is “clearly illegal” through the Rehabilitation Act,

Palmetto Patriots Home

WSPA reported that the Biden Administration opened a nursing home for veterans in Gaffney, South Carolina. Veterans in Cherokee County deserve the new nursing home facility. Fortunately, the Palmetto Patriots Home opened recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Greg McNeill is the administrator of Palmetto Patriots Home. He seems anxious to start. He said: “We are

Private Equity Ownership

Profits over People Unfortunately, private equity ownership in nursing homes soared in recent years. As an attorney against long-term care facilities over the last 25 years, the type of management and ownership clearly affects the quality of care for residents. The pressure to generate high, short-term profits causes private equity-owned nursing homes to reduce staffing,

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