Everything listed under: nursing home funding

  • One State's Governor Postpones Nursing Home Funding, Creates Backlash Among Politicians

    One governor is receiving both support and backlash after she refused to sign a law which would affect nursing home funding in her state.  According to a report, the governor has decided to wait a year before making a decision whether to sign or veto the bill.  The bi-partisan bill was proposed after concerns following several nursing home closures in this state.Some politicians claim her refusal to immediately sign this bill is “detrimental” for senior care.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Funneling Profits To Owners Run Short On Staffing And Supplies

    Nursing homes are noting funneling of profits to sister companies while facilities run short on staffing and supplies. Nursing home patients are suffering the effects of the shortage of supplies and staffing with injuries and development of bed sores. One facility had a patient who suffered from bed sores at a nursing home with a shortage of supplies according to nurse testimony. The same facility funneled a 28% profit over eight years to its owners.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Follows Underfunding Of Facility

    Nursing home care is suffering due to underfunding which leads to understaffing and a lack of supplies. One family found that their mother had an untreated wound for over a month. The lack of care resulted in a necessary leg amputation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patients Discharged For Lack Of Funding

    Nursing homes are being penalized for pushing nursing home patients out of their facilities when Medicare funding ran out. One nursing home was attempting to place patients in homeless shelters or less adequate care providers without licenses for their facilities. The nursing home was looking to increase funding by admitting new patients with Medicare coverage. Because of these actions, the federal and state agencies that informed the nursing home facility that they would be dropped from an...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home On Track To Lose Medicare Funding

    A nursing home is in danger of losing Medicare payments after failing to maintain requirements for receiving Medicare. The nursing home was surveyed three times last year and fell in violation of the standard of care for its patients. The nursing home has been given a deadline to make improvements, or funding will be lost. The nursing home has not improved or met compliance in the past 6 months.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Care Advocates Fight For Increased Funding

    Advocates of better nursing home care are pushing to pass a bill that would provide better funding for nursing homes, in an effort to reduce the amount of violations that facilities receive.  Some of state survey violations point to understaffing of facilities.  Types of violations include medication errors, neglect and spread of disease. If nursing homes had higher funding, staff could receive better pay and find incentive to remain in healthcare.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Leads To Funding Loss

    A nursing home will lose its Medicaid and Medicare funding after being cited during a state survey. The citations identified “conditions there constituted immediate jeopardy for residents’ health and safety and there was sub-standard quality of care.” The state decided after the nursing home did not increase its care level to the standard, it could no longer receive funding from the government agencies.Families affected by the nursing home losing funding have made complain...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Plan Of Correction Fails State Compliance Requirements

    A nursing home is reworking its plan of correction after finding the original submission was unacceptable. The plan was required after a state survey followed the death of a patient. The death involved a patient who was dropped and suffered broken legs, and died just two days later.  The state has offered the facility five days to resubmit a plan of correction adequate to meet the needs of patients and correct the issues highlighted in the survey inspection report.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Loses Funding, Closing For Good

    Nursing home patients are searching for other facilities to live with the recent news that the facility they call home will be closing for good. The facility closing is based on deficiencies leading to a point of no return resulting in loss of funding for patients. Without the state aid, patients cannot afford to pay and the facility cannot afford to remain open.   Read More...

  • Study Reveals Nursing Home Patients Have Shorter Life Span In Private Facilities

    Research reveals that nursing home patients in for-profit nursing home facilities are more likely to die within 6 months of living at a nursing home. The statistics show that the non-profit homes have patients with longer life spans. Some inquiry has been made as to what may be the foundational cause of the variance of life span between the two types of facilities.  "A lot of the research finds that for-profit facilities actually hire fewer staff.   Read More...