Lawsuit alleging ‘warehousing’ of disabled people in nursing homes shining light on national issue
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 30, 2023
A federal class-action lawsuit is highlighting a challenge felt nationwide: the housing people with disabilities in nursing homes without proper resources or a plan to transition them to more appropriate...
DOJ targets state’s housing of mentally ill in nursing homes
Nov 18, 2022
Whether Missouri has violated the American with Disabilities Act by using skilled nursing facilities to house individuals with mental illnesses is a question the Department of Justice will try to answer...
Staff perceptions, limited resources thwart nursing home care for substance abusers
Sep 02, 2022
A federal push to have skilled nursing providers care for more patients with substance use and opioid use disorders faces major systemic hurdles, researchers reported this week.
Lawsuit is stark reminder: Tread carefully in disability conversations with employees
Jul 22, 2022
Legal experts are warning nursing home leaders that inappropriate conversations with employees about disabilities, medical conditions or their general health can be costly, after a federal court allowed...
DOJ finds state violated ADA, Olmstead by segregating people with disabilities in nursing homes
Mar 07, 2022
The state of Colorado unnecessarily segregated nursing home residents with disabilities, which is prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead ruling, according to new findings from...
Prosecutors target nursing homes that reject patients needing opioid treatment
Jan 03, 2022
A Massachusetts nursing home must pay a $5,000 penalty and revise its admissions policy over an alleged refusal to accept a patient needing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Long COVID may qualify as a disability: Biden
Jul 27, 2021
Some recovered COVID-19 patients have lasting problems such as fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, fever, and double vision
Genesis settles allegations it discriminated against patients being treated for opioid disorder
Aug 10, 2021
The nation’s largest nursing home company has agreed to resolve allegations that 12 of its facilities turned away prospective residents because they were prescribed buprenorphine or methadone to treat...
Virginia facility pays $90k to settle lawsuit alleging it denied deaf resident admission over extra needs
Apr 29, 2021
A Virginia skilled nursing provider accused of denying a resident admission because she was deaf has settled a federal disability lawsuit for $90,000, the Department of Justice announced this week.
Life Care Centers to adopt service animal policy following ADA complaint
Nov 07, 2017
Life Care Centers of America will be implementing a new service animal policy across its more than 200 long-term care facilities following a settlement of service animal-related complaint, authorities...