Category: senior care

Outrageous Failures

The Mulberry nursing home pronounced Constance Glantz dead on Monday, June 3rd. The problem is that she was not dead! Glantz was found breathing by a staff member at Butherus-Master & Love Funeral Home while preparing her funeral arrangements. It is unclear how nursing home staff members could make this careless mistake. The Mulberry declared

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On June 15th, we celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This day raises awareness of the forms of elder abuse and resources available to those at risk. An estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The Justice Department holds many programs and initiatives that work to

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The General Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP), sharing findings from interviews with five selected state LTC Ombudsman Programs, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and various stakeholders. The GAO reviewers also looked at ombudsman data from the National Ombudsman Reporting System for fiscal years 2019 – 2022.

OIG Investigates Discharges

Facilities are discharging patients that do not follow Federal regulations which leads to unsafe and traumatic harm for the patient. CMS and State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen question the extent to which the nursing homes follow these Federal requirements for discharge. OIG conducted an investigation into nursing homes’ capability to care for patients with mental health

Siphoning to Related Entities is Fraud

The Times Union reported another fraud case. Contained in that lawsuit are multiple allegations that owner/operator Rozenberg and Hagler submitted misleading or false information to Department of Health regulators related to funding and ownership structures for some of their nursing homes. They ignored and violated laws meant to protect nursing home residents and they pocketed

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