New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years. The changes reflect a shift toward more “person-centered care,” including requirements for speedy care plans, more flexibility and variety in meals and snacks, greater […]

A nursing home giant stumbles amid expansion

The nursing home’s linen room reeked of urine. Some residents’ rooms were so grimy, a state inspector’s shoe came off when it stuck to the floor, according to a report investigators filed in May about the Twin Oaks Center in Danvers. At the Maplewood Center in Amesbury, administrators in May acknowledged to inspectors that they […]

Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home

Marvin L. Dawkins was a 53-year-old AT&T manager when a blocked blood vessel left him paralyzed. It took 11 years, one lawsuit, repeated tangles overMedicaid rules — and a chance meeting on a church van — before he could extract himself from a nursing home outside Baltimore. Now he lives in an apartment with the […]

Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals

What if you had to go to the hospital, and when it came time to return home, your landlord said you couldn’t move back in? Across the country, thousands of nursing home residents face that situation every year. In most cases, it’s a violation of federal regulations. But those rules are rarely enforced by the […]