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NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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Category Archives: Nursing Homes
(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 discharge from nursing homes and advocating for residents … Continue reading
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 admissions agreements or … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 adoption in the 1990’s. … Continue reading
(2007) Report: Improper and Unfair Provisions in Missouri Nursing Home Agreements. Click here.
(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 levels. … Continue reading
(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 comments about the project. Read the … Continue reading
(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
(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
(2010) The hearing officer concluded that the facility was required under the federal Nursing Home Reform Law to provide TPN as necessary. Read Hearing Decision CT