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History of Nursing Home Regulations

In 1965 Medicare and Medicaid came into existence and with it came federal regulation of nursing homes. Nursing homes that qualify and voluntarily elect Medicare and Medicaid to their facility must follow a set of guidelines put forth by federal standards.

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Nursing Home Reform Act

The nursing home facilities that receive federal funds are required to comply with the Nursing Home Reform Act.

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Nursing Home Abuse:

This site has been created to inform families of the growing problem of nursing home abuse that will affect the majority of people at one point in their lives. Every 7.6 seconds a baby boomer turns fifty, and by the middle of the century seniors are going to outnumber young people for the first time in history. There are an estimated 5 million nursing homes expected to be in operation thirty years from now, and the challenges our nation faces to make drastic changes in the way our long term elder care operates will only grow larger if immediate action is not implemented. If you or a family member has endured the painful experience of nursing home abuse contact us.

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Nursing Home Abuse Recent News Stories

March 15, 2002
According to the Senate committee on aging, nursing home abuse is up 20% from last year. Instances of nursing home abuse can include neglect, as a Michigan nursing home resident died after wandering off outside and froze to death.

(MSNBC)
March 7, 2002
The use of ‘granny cams’, video surveillance cameras that families use to watch over their loved ones in nursing homes, are receiving the attention of lawmakers. At a time when incidents of nursing home abuse is on the rise a ‘granny cam’ could help eliminate abuse and neglect if nursing home staff knows they are constantly being watched. While the ‘granny cams’ seem to have the support of families, the nursing home industry does not support enacting a new bill to allow them. The nursing home facilities claim it is added stress on the workers, as well as driving up liability insurance premiums.

(Wall Street Journal)