January 2020

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Why is payroll-based journal data important to nursing home safety?

Payroll-based journal (PBJ) data contains critical information about nursing home staffing levels. Since 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have required nursing homes to submit this data to the agency. Before CMS required PBJ data reporting, many nursing homes self-reported staffing levels, and…

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CMS Adds New Nursing Home Abuse Alert to Nursing Home Compare Website

One way to research nursing homes in your area is to consult Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website. Here, you can search by zip code to find facilities that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid. In October 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) began…

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Lack of Sufficient Weekend Staff Puts Nursing Home Residents at Risk of Injury

Your loved one deserves skilled care in her nursing home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Weekends are no exception. However, weekends are often a difficult time for nursing homes to fully staff their facilities with qualified workers. What Happens on Weekends? In…

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This isn’t my first traumatic brain injury. Can I still recover damages in a lawsuit?

Yes, you can still receive compensation for the injuries you suffered in this accident. The person who caused your current brain injury is responsible for your injury regardless of whether you ever experienced a previous traumatic brain injury. Repeat Brain Injury Cases Are Complex While you…

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Advantages of Hiring a Kentucky Law Firm That Understands the Science of Your Brain Injury

After you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, any lawyer who is admitted to the Kentucky bar can represent you in court in a personal injury claim. However, brain injuries are often nuanced and complicated. As in any personal injury case,…

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Does cerebral palsy impact life expectancy?

On average, the life expectancy for people living in the United States is 78.6 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a parent, every decision you make is designed to help your child live a happy and long life. But if he…

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