How can we avoid some of the most common leave-of-absence mistakes administrators/owners make?
I first began attending American Health Care Association shows in the 1990s. They tended to be lively events, but not for reasons that had much to do with educational sessions, networking or the goodies being distributed in the expo halls.
The federal government has sued the state of Florida, alleging that hundreds of disabled children are unnecessarily living in nursing homes in the state, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The nursing home sector has been involved in efforts to ensure children receive "appropriate care in the safest and least restrictive settings," said Florida Health Care Association Executive Director J. Emmett Reed.
The federal government is ramping up efforts to reduce the number of disabled people in nursing homes through interagency initiatives. While many disabled people have already been moved out of nursing homes, a sharper focus is needed because the aging of the baby boom generation will increase the number of seniors with disabilities, the Education Department said in a Federal Register article.
An assisted living facility in Oregon violated federal law by refusing to hire an applicant who used prescription medication, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a decision to dismiss the claim of a nursing home worker who says she experienced pregnancy and disability discrimination.
Justice Department court briefs filed in Florida, Illinois and New Jersey allege that the states have failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, which deals with the rights of the disabled.