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Problems with Inadequate Nursing Facilities Exacerbated by Regulatory Deficiencies  

Author:  Dana Shilling.

Source: Volume 12, Number 03, Winter 2020 , pp.69-78(10)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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In this article the spotlight is turned on inadequate nursing facilities as well as the performance of regulatory agencies that govern them and explores resolutions to common nursing home issues with informative tips extracted from a webinar by Eric Carlson of Justice in Aging. Additional coverage of a report authored by Richard J. Mollot examines the performance of state survey agencies in protecting nursing home residents by identifying harm, penalizing facilities for neglect and abuse, preventing inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs, insisting on prevention and proper treatment of bedsores, and maintaining adequate staffing.

Keywords: : financial burden; substandard care, neglect, intentional abuse; nursing home reform act; care plan; Nursing Home Bill of Rights; physical or chemical restraints; imposed schedules; visiting hours; dignified treatment; State survey agencies comparis

Affiliations:  1: Attorney at Law.

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