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Nursing Home's Relaxed Care Philosophy Does Not Exempt It From Federal Law

A Tennessee judge upholds a stiff penalty against a nursing home that allows residents to take "reasonable risks" ...

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Federal Program Helps Nursing Home Residents Move Home

Once someone enters a nursing home, it isn't always easy to move out again ...

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Nursing Home Can't Honor Resident's Request for White-Only Caregivers

A federal court in Indiana has ruled that a nursing home cannot honor patients' requests for caregivers based on race...

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State AGs Ask CMS to Suspend Nursing Home Rating System

The attorneys general of 30 states have sent a letter to CMS asking it to suspend and revise its rating system for nursing homes..

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Living and Dying in a Long-Term Care Facility: Notes From a Nursing Home Doctor

A geriatrician offers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the long-term care system from a nursing home physician's perspective.

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How to Fight a Nursing Home Discharge

Once a resident is settled in a nursing home, being told to leave can be very traumatic.

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Seniors Often Must Fight for Medicare Home Health Benefits

Medicare is mandated to cover your home health benefits with no limit on the time you are covered.

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Will You Lose Medicare or Medicaid If You Leave the Nursing Home to Visit Family?

Reunions, graduations, birthdays, and holidays: Whatever the occasion, nursing home residents don't want to miss out on family gatherings, but may be afraid that they will lose Medicare or Medicaid coverage if they leave the nursing home.

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