Historically, NSCLC has educated and counseled advocates on how to protect low-income older adults who need to live in nursing homes.
NSCLC’s analysis of the provisions of the new health reform law that relate to nursing facilities.
- NSCLC Attorney Co-Presents Webinar on Involuntary Nursing Home Discharge
(1/28/2015) Free Webinar - Involuntary Transfer and Discharge from Nursing Homes: Prevention, Advocacy, and Appeals
When: February 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST
This webinar discussed strategies and best practices for preventing involuntary discha...
- WEBINAR: Nursing Home Admissions Agreements: A Discussion of the Unfair Terms in the Agreements Presented to Elders on Entering a Nursing Home
March 20, 2014 -- Elders often enter nursing homes during some of the most trying times of their lives (emotionally and financially). Unfortunately, many nursing homes take advantage of these vulnerabilities by inserting unfair terms in their admission...
- Amicus Brief Challenges Ruling on $500 Maximum for Penalties
California law allows a resident to sue for up to $500 when a nursing home has violated a resident’s rights. It has been understood a damage award could be assessed for each time that a resident’s rights were violated, but the Court of Appeal’s...
- NSCLC Advocates for Improved Nursing Home Standards, Including Protections for LGBT Residents
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently indicated that it is reviewing federal nursing home regulations for potential changes. This is significant news, as the federal regulations have been relatively stable since their initial ...
- Think Twice Before Signing
(2007) Report: Improper and Unfair Provisions in Missouri Nursing Home Agreements. Click here.
- NSCLC Files Amicus Brief on Minimum Staff Levels
(2012) The National Senior Citizens Law Center, along with AARP, has submitted a friend of the court appellate brief in the California Court of Appeals supporting the right of nursing home residents to enforce California's minimum nursing home staffing...
- LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field
(2011) Our ground-breaking report-LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field-utilizes survey results for the first-ever glimpse into issues faced by LGBT older adults in long-term care facilities.
View video stories and com...
- Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities
(2010) NSCLC's analysis of the provisions of the new health reform law that relate to nursing facilities.
Read Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities
- Texas Resident Wins Nursing Facility Hearing
(2010) The hearing officer concluded that the facility’s medical director was capable of providing the necessary care. Regulations require that facilities ensure that residents have an attending physician.
Read the Hearing Decision
- Connecticut Resident Wins Facility Hearing
(2010) The hearing officer concluded that the facility was required under the federal Nursing Home Reform Law to provide TPN as necessary.
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