June 25, 2017
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Complaint Filed Against Kokomo Nursing Home After Patient Dies From Traumatic Head Injury

The family of an Indiana man who died after being admitted to a Kokomo nursing home has filed a “proposed complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging nursing home neglect and wrongful death. The complaint was filed against the owners and operators of the Aperion Care Kokomo facility after the man was not … Read more

Why Bother Suing Bad Nursing Homes?

   As lawyers who represent patients and families devastated by nursing home neglect and abuse, we are sometimes asked:  “Why bother suing nursing homes? … Their patients are already old and sick.  It’s not as if they have a great quality of life anyway.”   Well, here is one of the many important reasons we “bother.” Clyde was born in … Read more

POLICE INVESTIGATING MASSIVE IDENTITY THEFT RING CENTERING  AROUND GREENFIELD NURSING HOME

According to news reports, the Greenfield and Indianapolis police departments are involved in the investigation of a massive identity theft ring which apparently has Golden Living Nursing Home in Greenfield at the center of the investigation. According to the reports, there are more than 100 identities stolen and more than $100,000.  Police, according to the … Read more

Study Shows Most Nursing Homes Lie To Consumers About Nursing Staff Levels

For several years now families faced with making a decision on finding a nursing home for their loved one in need of skilled care have used the CMS’ Nursing Home Compare website to assist in their decision making.  The site provides consumers with information on nursing homes that are a participating and certified facility in … Read more

Indiana Nurse Arrested on Nursing Home Theft Charges

As reported by Stacy Page Online and the South Bend Tribune, a nurse at an Indiana nursing home was arrested for allegedly stealing from the nursing home’s patients. The charges of theft arose after a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth discovered a credit card missing.  Indiana State police investigating the theft were able … Read more

INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT:  NURSING HOME INDUSTRY CHEATS TAXPAYERS OUT OF $1.5 BILLION… IN JUST ONE YEAR

If you pay taxes, you should take note of a recently released report by the the U.S. Inspector General about the improper Medicare billing practices by U.S. nursing homes.   In its report, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”)  describes identifying in recent years that U.S. nursing homes have been submitting inaccurate, medically unnecessary, and “fraudulent” … Read more

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and RehabCare Group, Inc. Sued In Connection with Nursing Home Medicare Fraud Investigation

While we would like to think that health care corporations would at all times act in their patients’ best interests, the reality is that all too often their business practices favor their profits over the safety, care, and well being of their patients. Just last week, Bethany Lutheran Home, Inc., a nursing home business, filed … Read more

Too little is being done to combat nursing home neglect in Indiana.  Here is a startling fact:  the nursing home industry in Indiana (though quite profitable), holds the dubious distinction of providing the worst care in the United States.  According to the U.S. Office of Accountability, Indiana has more ‘poor performing’ nursing homes than any other … Read more