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Common Nursing Problems

Nursing Home Injury Lawyer Standing operating procedures in nursing homes are going to be substandard at best compared to the Nursing Home Reform Law which is a federal regulation applying to nursing homes that are certified to accept payments from anything that are federally funded such as Medicare and Medicaid. Roughly 95% of all nursing homes are equipped to take Medicare and Medicaid in the patients that come with Medicare and Medicaid. But they may be performing in a substandard level of performance, and residents and their families might not be aware of their rights under this law or they may know nothing of this law, which resulted in them putting their family members and loved ones into a nursing home as substandard care according to the law. Let’s dive right in the sum, nursing home problems and how these can lead to injuries and why you might need a nursing home lawyer. An Overview of the Issues You Might Find in a Nursing Home: discrimination against Medicaid beneficiaries; family and resident rights regarding development of care plans; honoring residents’ preferences; providing necessary services; use of physical restraints; use of behavior-modifying medication; use of feeding tubes visiting hours; “responsible party” provisions in admissions procedures; arbitration agreements; Medicare eligibility determinations; continuation of therapy when resident is not progressing; continuation of therapy after Medicare payment ends; continuation of residence in Medicare-certified bed, after Medicare payment ends; availability of Medicaid-certified beds; readmission from hospital; supplemental charges; resident and family councils; evictions; and refusal of medical treatment. Nursing home facilities are there to care for your elderly loved ones over a certain age or with certain dementia based disorders you can no longer care for themselves, and require more care that you can provide them at home such as 24 hour medical care. There are many lists of abuses and substandard care centers in the nursing home, but here are some of the most common issues that can happen and how these can lead to injuries. If you are noticing that your loved one has had sores which are skin ulcers that can go down to the bone if they are untreated, you need to look into the staffing of the nursing home your loved one is in, you need to ask about the staff’s training and whether they are properly trained, and you need to make sure that your loved one is...
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