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Facility information on coronavirus cases now available
Facility information on coronavirus cases now available
April 19, 2020

Staff and administrators at long-term facilities and assisted living facilities are under extraordinary pressure, and that’s an understatement. They are taking risks to protect patients and residents and we salute them for their efforts. Until now, the names of Florida…

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Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Residents and Families Cope With Pandemic
Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Residents and Families Cope With Pandemic
April 1, 2020

There are 71,000 people living in 691 licensed nursing homes in Florida, and thousands more in assisted living residences. Nursing homes and assisted living residences provide comfort, security and help. But these days, they also provide everything the corona virus…

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Nursing Home Compare Flags 25 Florida Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Compare Flags 25 Florida Nursing Homes
October 30, 2019

To help families make informed decisions when placing a loved one in a nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services maintains a “Nursing Home Compare” web site. This is a searchable database of skilled nursing facilities nationwide. It…

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Skilled Nursing Homes Face Tightened Scrutiny of Staffing Levels
Skilled Nursing Homes Face Tightened Scrutiny of Staffing Levels
February 7, 2019

Throughout our many years of experience, we have found the vast majority of nursing home staff to be well-intentioned and hardworking. That said, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have concluded there is room for improvement. A new,…

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Veterans Benefits Delay Agonizing for Two Proud Marines
April 7, 2018

V.A. Aid and Attendance (officially known as Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance) is a little-know benefit available to elderly and disabled veterans who served during certain wartime periods and who can meet financial and other eligibility criteria. However, “available”…

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Fines Reduced for Many Nursing Home Violations: What It May Mean For Your Loved One
Fines Reduced for Many Nursing Home Violations: What It May Mean For Your Loved One
February 22, 2018

In keeping with its goal of reducing bureaucracy and eliminating unnecessary regulations, the Trump Administration has scaled back penalties levied on federally funded nursing homes for violations of certain safety and quality standards.  It has also made it more difficult…

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect A Growing Problem: Here’s How to Prevent It, Spot It, Report It
December 11, 2017

This post on nursing home abuse and neglect is contributed by Attorney Michael Brevda of the Senior Justice Law Firm. If you have a possible case of nursing home abuse and neglect, please call the The Karp Law Firm to…

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Long-Term Care Costs Increase Sharply
October 19, 2017

Genworth Financial has released its 2017 survey of long-term care costs. The picture is not encouraging. Although the cost of care has always been shockingly expensive, and increased annually without fail, the rate of increase seems to be picking up….

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Nursing Home Residents, Family Can Call On Their Ombudsman for Help
September 10, 2017

Being a resident in a long-term care facility does not mean giving up your legal rights. In fact, anyone who lives in a nursing facility gains certain rights. You can see a summary of those rights here, and read the…

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Six years post diagnosis, Glen Campbell’s wife reports on the Rhinestone Cowboy
March 21, 2017

As reported in a 2013 post, acclaimed country music singer-songwriter Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011. This was not entirely a shock to his fans, who had noticed the Rhinestone Cowboy forgetting lyrics during performances. At home, he…

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