Breaking news –
After initially resisting their disclosure, the Bush administration on Tuesday published the names of 131 nursing homes with poor inspection records and said some were already showing signs of improvement.
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Sadly – people know these facilies provide sub-standard care, but residents remain – payments are required etc.
I get calls all the time where kind trusting people say, “shouldn’t there be a law that a negligent nursing home has to pay my father’s hospital bills related to their negligence?” My responses – yes, morally I think they should… but the only way to get that type of repayment, is to file a lawsuit. Even now, a list of the worst nursing homes, and little is being done outside of the trial courts. Why don’t we make this easier on families?