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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Law-abiding nursing home operators have a new complaint. They compete with chains who “engage in exploitative tactics or otherwise break the law.” The disadvantaged facilities blames illegal use of financial guarantees at admission. Media reports indicate the practice is widespread and growing. The nursing home industry’s predatory practices include arbitration and attempting to collect from

Poor v. Wealthy

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a report showing the poor get less care than wealthy residents. Nursing homes in “disadvantaged” neighborhoods provide less clinical workers compared with nursing homes in rich areas. This disparity compromises the safety of residents. Residents in nursing homes have complex medical needs. Research proves that nursing homes with

Republicans for Tim Ryan

Republican John Bridgeland wrote a scathing editorial warning Ohio voters against J.D. Vance. John M. Bridgeland is a native of Cincinnati. He is CEO of Civic, a social enterprise firm in Washington, D.C.; former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council for President George W. Bush; and former chief of staff for congressman Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park – who is

Medicare Fraud Settlement

“Focusing on profits over the needs of individual patients violates the public trust and creates a potential for harm of some of the most vulnerable among us.” –U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero said. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Medicare fraud case settled in Pennsylvania. Saunders House nursing home agreed to pay $819,000 to settle allegations

Criminal Neglect?

Neglect or Mistake? When does neglect get so bad that it is a criminal act? A reckless disregard for the health and safety of vulnerable adults? A conscious disregard? When the facility lies about it? Tries to cover it up? Here is a situation that begs the question. Two vulnerable adults are dead and another

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