Laws & rights of home nursing

Effects of understaffing nursing homes

Federal and state laws require nursing homes receiving federal funds to develop a plan of care and employ a sufficient staff to provide all of the care within the plan. Due to understaffing, many nursing homes, however, cannot provide all…

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Nursing home facts

Today, about 1.5 million Americans live in our nation’s 17,000 nursing homes. More than 90 percent of America’s nursing home residents are over 65. 88 percent of America’s nursing home residents are white. Three out of four nursing home residents…

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Nursing home reform act

Nursing homes that receive federal funds must comply with the Nursing Home Reform Act. A basic tenet of the Act is that a nursing home must provide services and care to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and…

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Rights of nursing home residents

When the federal government passed the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, nursing home residents were guaranteed certain rights. In Pennsylvania, the Health Care Facilities Act of 1979 (as amended in 1999) requires nursing homes to meet these minimum federal…

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Choosing a nursing home

Choosing a quality nursing home is one of the most important decisions you may have to make. To help you choose a good nursing home for yourself or a loved one, you should consider the following : Nursing Home Certification…

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When do you need a nursing home abuse lawyer ?

No one ever expects someone they care about to be injured, abused or neglected in a nursing home, but unfortunately abuses do occur, every day and in many ways. When someone you care about has been a victim of nursing…

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Nursing home information

Making the right nursing home decision can be difficult. Nursing home information is available for a wide array of subjects including: How do you choose a nursing home? What laws govern the nursing home industry? What are the rights of…

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