in most instances, nursing home staffing levels are too low, in order properly treat their patients. As a result senior citizens are prematurely dying because of nursing home abuse, or neglect.
Washington, DC (Vocus) October 6, 2010
The Nursing Home Complaint Center is the premier US advocate for victims of nursing home abuse, neglect, and wrongful death. The group is initiating a national investigation of provable wrongful death in any nursing home, in any US State, city, or metro area. The group says, "in most instances, nursing home staffing levels are too low, in order properly treat their patients. As a result senior citizens are prematurely dying because of nursing home abuse, or neglect." They say, "frequently what happens is the nursing home patient never gets their diapers changed, they develop a specific type of infection called sepsis, or they go into septic shock, and they die. How awful is that?" The Nursing Home Complaint Center is also saying, "we want to talk with family members who have proof this type of thing happened to their mom, or dad, in one of our nation's nursing homes. We also want to hear about broken bones, severe falls, or other injuries related to neglect." They say, "can you imagine the agony of laying in your own excrement, for hours, or even a day? The patient gets sepsis, or goes into septic shock, the nursing home calls 9-11, the patient gets sent to a hospital where they die, the family never knew what happened. We intend to change this." If a family member has proof of nursing home abuse, or neglect that resulted in a premature death, or severe injury of a loved one, they should contact the Nursing Home Complaint Center at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://NursingHomeComplaintCenter.Com
The Nursing Home Complaint Center is also saying, "Medicare/Medicaid fraud is a $60 billion dollar a year business. Much of this fraud happens in our nation's nursing homes. It could be short staffing, it could be bundling, or up-coding medical bills, and we are going after it." If a nursing home employee, or staff member has specific proof of Medicare/Medicaid fraud they should call the Nursing Home Complaint Center immediately at 866-714-6466. They say, "for nursing home staff members, or administrators there can be huge rewards for specific information about short staffing, that result in the facilities inability to provide minimum hour per day, per patient, for bundling, and or up-coding Medicare/Medicaid bills, and we intent to lead the nation in these investigations." The say, "short staffing a nursing home not only bilks the taxpayer for services never rendered, it also kills patients. If you work for a nursing home, and you have very specific, and verifiable information about fraud, please call us." For more information please contact the Nursing Home Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://NursingHomeComplaintCenter.Com
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