"Encouraged by the nursing home industry, the Trump administration switched from fining nursing homes for each day they were out of compliance as the Obama administration typically did...
"A disabled man who had long, dirty fingernails told them he was tended to “once in a blue moon.” The bedside “call buttons” were so poorly staffed that some residents regularly soiled themselves while waiting for help to the bathroom. "
"founder of the now-shuttered Passages Hospice has pleaded guilty to falsifying health care claims in an elaborate, multi-year Chicago scam...received more than $90 million in Medicare payments ... including..$20 million billed as general inpatient services."
1. Report abuse and report homes or facilities abusing their patients.
2. Thoroughly investigate or check out facilities before putting loved ones in
routine and have time to "set up" the perfect visit.
4. Don't dismiss complaints from loved ones as whining. Look into
complaints, talk to roommates or other residents.