The federal rules for nursing homes that participate in Medicare and Medicaid have been comprehensively revised, affecting requirements for admission contracts, care planning, resident rights, quality of care, transfer and discharge procedures, protections against abuse neglect, and exploitation, and other aspects of facility life. Attorney Nancy Stone has co-authored a comprehensive article about the changes, which was published in the spring issue of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Journal. Below is a link to the article, which provides a guide to key issues in the federal nursing facility requirements.
Advocating for Nursing Facility Residents Under the Revised Federal Requirements
By Eric Carlson, Esq., with Justice in Aging, Lori Smetanka, Esq., with National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, and elder law attorney Nancy Stone, Esq.