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Nursing Home Denies Rights to Residents

Health deficiencies continue to be found at a nursing home where residents are not being informed of their legal rights. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspected the nursing home and gave it an overall rating of needing corrections. Deficiencies in the quality of care, resident’s rights and physical environment were found and reportedly corrected but when the facility was inspected last year, it was found in compliance. However, a recent inspection found that the nursing home failed to inform residents of their legal rights, services and charges. The nursing home failed to tell each resident who can get Medicaid benefits about which items and services Medicaid covers and which the resident must pay for or even how to apply for Medicaid. The nursing home faces other charges as well, such as not informing patient’s families when they have been admitted to the hospital. To read the full story, click here.