Category: Regulatory Oversight

Oversight and Compliance

Oversight is finally back for nursing home operators. CMS’s new memo directs investigators to review nurse competency, staffing, and residents’ quality of care. Investigators need to address unplanned weight loss, traumatic falls, injuries of unknown origin, abuse/neglect or pressure injuries. CMS warns that States must adhere to the new survey guidelines or risk losing 5% of

Resident Eats Mouse

WCNC and Fox8 reported on the disturbing complaint investigation at Accordius Health at Salisbury. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found workers witness a resident with dementia grab a mouse out of the trash and then swallow the rodent. They did nothing to intervene and failed to immediately tell a doctor or his family.

Funding Solutions

Future Funding LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan recently said if Congress fails to pass Biden’s Build Back Better plan, it would be “one of their greatest failures ever” and would have “catastrophic human consequences” for older adults and their families. She believes the bill needs to include an expansion of home- and community-based

Ignoring Neglect and Abuse

The Iowa Capital dispatch reported on an incredible story. After investigating and confirming multiple complaints about the operation of  QHC-Mitchellville nursing home, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals refused to fine the nursing home. They just ignored the neglect and abuse. The state inspectors visited the home in July and August and discovered the 44

Commonplace Abuse?

I recently saw article about two separate incidents of abuse that made the news. The lack of punishment and accountability is shocking. North Carolina Recently, the N.C. DHHS cited University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte. The agency cited a nursing home after live maggots were found in the wound of a dementia

Take Action Now!

Tell Congress to Support Nursing Home Provisions and Elder Justice Act Provisions  Congress is gearing up to pass several important nursing home provisions from the “Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021” (HR 5169).  Language from the Elder Justice Reauthorization Act (HR 4969) is included as well.  We encourage you to reach out to your


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