Tag Archives: nursing home neglect

Rule Allows Residents & Families to Sue Nursing Homes for Abuse & Neglect

By Basch & Keegan |

Last fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a broad revision of nursing home regulations. The goal? To help improve care for the country’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. Some of the revised regulations include: Strengthening the residents’ control over important decisions in their lives. For example, the rules allow people to… Read More »

A Big Win for The Rights of the Elderly & Their Families

By Basch & Keegan |

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that prohibits any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration, instead of in court, according to a recent New York Times article.  This rule, as issued by… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes Can Be Unnecessary and Dangerous

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan talk about how use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes may be unnecessary & dangerous.

Elderly person in a wheelchair being neglected in a nursing home.

Revised Rating System of Nursing Homes Causes Local Facilities’ Ratings to Fall

By Basch & Keegan |

Local nursing homes in both Dutchess and Orange County now hold lower quality ratings, according to Medicare’s five-star rating system. Medicare has long rated nursing homes across the country on a five-star scale by following a certain rubric which bases the rating on three measures: health inspections, quality measures, and staffing. “Quality measures” account… Read More »