I don’t think this is breaking news to most of the readers of Legal Medicine, but it does offer confirmation of what we discuss and write about every week.

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) has concluded the nursing home certification process is broken and cannot be fixed. The AAHSA is not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home.

The organization is calling for an independent commission, such as the Institute of Medicine, re-examine the survey and certification process for nursing homes to “create a common vision for how our nation should care for its frailest citizens and to recommend a new oversight model for ensuring that this vision becomes reality in every nursing home today.”

Read the AAHSA report condemning the current process of certifying nursing homes.

The elderly in America deserve better!

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at