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Dec 6, 2016

Can You Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Medical Debt?

By |Dec 6, 2016|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

While it’s unlikely that you’ll be left with a parent’s nursing home bill after their death, it’s not entirely impossible. Ohio is one of 29 states (and one territory) that didn’t repeal a set of “filial” laws after Medicaid took a larger role in providing for the elderly. However, the rising costs of medical care [...]

Nov 2, 2016

The Terrible Legacy of Legacy Health Systems

By |Nov 2, 2016|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

In its heyday, Legacy Health Systems employed 1,600 people to care for 2,000 residents in 27 facilities ranging across Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. Starting in 2014, a series of failures by company president John Sells began a downward spiral that left employees in underfunded facilities to their own devices – and paychecks – to keep [...]

Sep 27, 2016

Another Kentucky Nursing Home Under Investigation by the State

By |Sep 27, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Homes|0 Comments

Another senior living facility in Lexington, Kentucky is under investigation by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This particular case is a little different, however: there have been no allegations of physical abuse. Instead, the facility is being investigated because of its employees’ use of social media in regards to their residents. Lex18.com [...]

Mar 1, 2016

Forget Tiny Houses: the Granny Pod is here

By |Mar 1, 2016|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

The official name is “temporary family health-care structure,” but no one calls them that. The “granny pod” is the latest idea to help caregivers protect their loved ones without the need of a nursing home or assisted living. The structures are expensive – up to $125,000, in some cases – but when you consider the [...]

Dec 17, 2015

Affordable Care Act Creates Funding Problems for Nursing Homes

By |Dec 17, 2015|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

Nursing homes exist to provide care and support for those who no longer require the acute care provided by hospitals, but are unable perform daily activities on their own. Kentucky alone is home to 289 nursing homes according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Affordable Care Act’s push for healthcare consolidation [...]