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Melanie J. VanOverloop

Understaffing at Nursing Homes Can Lead to Neglect

Nursing homes or assisted living facilities are often a transitional step for the elderly after they stop living independently at home but before they enter a skilled nursing facility. Although the number of nursing homes is booming, oversight of these […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Federally Funded Nursing Homes Can No Longer Force Residents to Arbitration

After over a decade of  intense advocacy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a rule that will ban nursing homes and long term care facilities from requiring their residents to “agree to” pre-dispute arbitration as a […]