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Illegal Evictions

WREG reported on the tragic “dumping” of Noah Mangum by Collierville Nursing and Rehabilitation. Collierville Nursing and Rehab is a facility with a history of documented problems. The facility had three outbreaks during the pandemic, at least four people died. Mangum called the News Channel 3 Investigators after seeing reports on problems at nursing homes

Hiding Sexual Assaults

KEYT reported that the operator/director of a facility covered up a string of sexual assaults at an assisted living facility. As a nursing home lawyer for over 25 years, I have seen many similar cover-ups. It is disgusting and reckless. Lisa Cohen is the former manager of Royal Gardens Assisted Living Facility. Police arrested her

Competitive Wages

Short-staffing is nothing new in the nursing home industry but it has gotten worse because now facilities are competing with other job opportunities for low-skilled workers. Axios had a great article discussing the market pressure affecting the staffing shortages in nursing homes. The demand for workers requires the industry to increase compensation. Hopefully, to a living

Fighting Immunity

The Ames Martha and William Ames died of COVID at the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center. The family asserts the facility lacked infectious control policies, safe staffing, or enough personal protective equipment to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of the residents. At least, 15,000 residents statewide died from Covid-19. The family’s lawsuit

Staffing Crisis

Wage Increases Nursing home operators raised wages for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) since the pandemic. The power of unions, market dynamics and Biden’s public policy shifts led to increased wages.  For example, Avamere and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 503 agreed to a contract providing $18 an hour for new

Indiana Permits Neglect

Tort Reform Indiana is passing laws to give immunity to nursing homes that abuse and neglect residents. The new law applies retroactively to March 2020. The nursing home industry wants immunity from all lawsuits. Republicans made immunity for the industry a top priority for this year’s legislative session. Supporters are unable to point to any

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