Category: Industry News

CMS Data on Ownership

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added data to its website highlighting nursing home ownership changes in an effort to increase transparency. However, the information is missing the true owners who use shell companies for sales and purchases. The information is now available on data.cms.gov. This is the first time CMS has attempted transparency for

Bed Rails Recalled

As a nursing home attorney for over 26 years, I have seen the dangers of bed rails. They give a false sense of security. They confuse and frustrate demented residents. Some vulnerable adults get stuck and asphyxiate while in bed. Finally, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled one dangerous bed rail. The U.S. Consumer

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

Falsifying Records

We have handled nursing home litigation for decades. We see false documentation in almost every case. The cover up is often worse than the crime. Now, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina reported that Tammy McDonald made fake Covid-19 vaccination cards. Tammy McDonald is a Director of Nursing in a nursing

Build Back Better for Seniors

Biden’s Build Back Better Act is currently undergoing an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office before heading to the Senate for passage. The law includes some great improvements to health care especially nursing homes. Staffing in Nursing Homes Provisions that increase staffing will increase quality of care in the industry. Nursing homes will need a

The Ensign Group Rebounds

Remind me again why we need to bail out the nursing home industry again? Ensign Group executives are predicting their operators will soon exceed the mark after another “record quarter.” The California company reported occupancy improved by 2.8% — from 71.6% to 74.4% — when comparing the third quarter of 2020 to the quarter ended

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