Nursing Home Neglect Costs Facility Medicare and Medicaid Payments

Nursing homes are often fined for various citations of nursing home neglect, but federal officials implemented a drastic punishment to a small Tulsa, Oklahoma nursing home by terminating their Medicare and Medicaid payments! Woodland View Care and Rehabilitation Center, which cares for roughly 70 disabled and elderly patients, was cited with 40 violations during 12 inspections in the past year. Violations included failure to protect residents from abuse, failure to provide pain medications and other treatments as ordered by doctors, failure to sufficiently treat bedsores, failure to provide qualified staffing, failure to provide … [Read more...]

Is Grandma Safe in the Nursing “Home” for the Holidays? Safety violations reported in 94% corporate nursing homes

“More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for violations of federal health and safety standards last year, and for-profit homes were more likely to have problems than other types of nursing homes, federal investigators say in a report issued on Monday.” Robert Pear, The New York Times The Department of Human Health and Services has found nearly 94% of for profit nursing homes, many run by large corporations, have been cited for safety violations.This statistic is appalling, considering the millions dollar profits being made by these nursing homes. For the year 2008, nursing homes charge families $77,380 on average for a room and … [Read more...]