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Neglected in Florida

NBC24 reported the horrific treatment of Kathy Hinkle at Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center nursing home. The Florida Agency of Health Care Administration (AHCA) filed an emergency order of suspension against the facility. WEAR obtained a copy of the 17-page document, highlighting similar allegations about the lack of care for residents at the home. The residents were

SNF-at-home

Patients would rather be cared for in the home when at all possible. National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) plans to roll out its SNF-at-home pilot program this year. NHC is the oldest publicly traded senior care company. Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based NHC operates 75 SNFs, 25 assisted living communities, 28 home care agencies, six continuing care retirement centers

Agency Nurses

In-house Agency Staff The nursing home industry often uses temporary agency nurses. Now, the industry demands federal protection from alleged price gouging. Nursing homes are upset that former employees would rather work for an agency instead of a crappy nursing home. Nursing homes are notorious for not pay a living wage or providing any benefits.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Yesterday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The Consumer Voice observed the day as a call-to-action to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders. Abuse and neglect is widespread but preventable. Every year 1 in 10 older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Research shows that as few as

Supreme Court on Arbitration

The United States Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, in Morgan v. Sundance reversed the Eighth Circuit. The Court explained that the Eighth Circuit erred by creating an arbitration-specific waiver rule that favored arbitration. Federal waiver law does not require a showing of prejudice. Parties can waive their ability to force lawsuits into arbitration

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