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20 Common Nursing Home Problems--and How to Resolve Them

  • July 28th, 2015

Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has published an updated edition of its guide, 20 Common Nursing Home Problems--and How to Resolve Them. For each of the 20 problems, the guide offers a clear explanation of the relevant law, along with careful instructions as to how a resident, family member or advocate should proceed.

Some of the issues covered in the guide are:

  • how to fight discrimination against Medicaid patients;
  • a nursing home's legal obligation to accommodate preferences of individual residents;
  • limitations on the use of physical restraints and feeding tubes;
  • why "plateauing" is not a reason for the termination of Medicare Part A reimbursement;
  • a strategy for obtaining a Medicaid-certified bed for a resident currently residing in an uncertified bed; and
  • a nursing home's legal obligation to readmit a Medicaid-eligible resident after a hospital stay of several weeks or even several months;
  • how to limit the use of feeding tubes.

For more details and to download a free copy of the guide, click here

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For an article in the Washington Post on an earlier version of the guide, click here.

Last Modified: 07/28/2015

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