Choosing the Right Nursing Home

The question I am asked more than any other is, “How do I choose the very best place for my family member or close friend who needs to move out of their home and into a facility that offers assistance?” It’s a good question, frankly, because it is one of the most important decisions…

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Coronavirus Pandemic Serves as Reminder to Do Your Homework on Nursing Homes

One of the hardest hit and most at risk age demographics for Coronavirus of COVID-19 are people over 60. A segment of our population that is already vulnerable has become even more so due to this pandemic. Our elders in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are a major source concern. This concern was…

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How to Spot Abuse in Nursing Homes

Recent news of a local, Kansas nursing home employee raping a 86-year-old resident reminds us how often nursing home abuse happens. It is important to recognize and understand the warning signs. Common signs of abuse can be classified into two categories: emotional and physical. Being aware of your loved one’s emotional and physical status is important…

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A Fair Settlement Often Means More Than Money

For most of our clients, reaching a settlement isn’t just about money; our clients aren’t filing lawsuits merely to recoup compensable losses. Instead, they file suit to hold wrongdoers accountable and to prevent others from having to bury their loved ones or wake up every day to a life that is forever changed. We…

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Medicare Changes Raise the Bar for Nursing Home Ratings

In February 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented changes to the nursing home rating system. The five star rating system sets the bar for nearly 16,000 nursing homes across the country. Families rely on the system as they choose the best facility for the care of their loved ones. Criteria…

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