Allow me to share a little long-term care humor to brighten your day. Did you hear the one about the long-term care resident who kept unplugging her roommate's ventilator?
Are emails between nursing staff and supervisors commenting on a resident's status — such as cautions about keeping an eye on a resident who ultimately falls into a bad condition (pressure ulcer, etc.) — considered protected "work product" that can't be used in legal-case research?
Kentucky may well be remembered for something better than its bourbon and horse races. In early February, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill where the claimants have to go before a review panel prior to filing suit against a nursing home.
Terminations today pose far more legal risk than they did even 20 years ago. Irrespective of the size of the employer, a disgruntled employee who has been involuntarily terminated is likely to challenge the termination through a myriad of legal avenues.
It is important for employers to create documents throughout the course of an employee's employment that could ultimately provide support for termination decisions.
Document, document, document: That's the key to avoiding costly wound care mishaps in a nursing facility, an attorney told McKnight's Online Expo participants Thursday.
The West Virginia Supreme Court must re-examine a major ruling that make nursing home arbitration agreements invalid, according to a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday.
One of the major factors for rising healthcare costs is that providers are, by their own admission, offering their patients too much care, according to a recent survey.