Rich McIver Interviewed About Nursing Home Abuse By ‘A Place For Mom’
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – McIver Brown Partner, Rich McIver was interviewed by Dana Larsen of ‘A Place For Mom‘ about the poor state of nursing home care nationally and its causes.
‘A Place For Mom‘, which advises seniors on their housing options, asked nursing home abuse attorney Rich McIver to explain why nursing home care appears to be getting worse across the nation. To that end, Mr. McIver was quoted as saying that the reasons are three-fold:
“1. The rapidly growing aging population is vastly exceeding the limits of the old non-profit nursing home system, so corporate-owned networks of nursing homes have become the norm. These corporations are generally money driven, so they are cutting staffing and care requirements across the board (this is happening nationwide).”
“2. Most nursing home patients are now paying via Medicare and Medicaid as opposed to private pay. The fact that the corporate-owned nursing home is now receiving a guaranteed flat payment for each patient, means that their profits must be made by cutting on the expense side, specifically patient care, and by packing as many patients as they can into a facility. This of course leads to deteriorating care.”
“3. Over the last decade, tort-reform has been passed in a number of states across the U.S. This makes it very difficult for individuals who have been hurt or killed in a nursing home to sue the nursing home and win any substantial money. The reason that is important, is that for a corporate owned nursing home, the threat of a large damages award forces them to ensure that the care they provide meets minimum standards. When there are no legal consequences to providing poor care, unfortunately, the quality of care falls rapidly.”
McIver Brown Partner, Rich McIver stated about the interview,
“It is important for the public to be aware of the rapidly declining quality of nursing home care that is taking place nationwide. Our office is getting calls almost daily from individuals who are literally dying due to neglect from the nursing home they have hired to care for them. Unfortunately, the public has no idea this is going on, so we do interviews like this to help get the word out.”
About McIver Brown Law Firm:
McIver Brown is a nationally recognized award-winning nursing home abuse and neglect law firm handling cases across the United States. The firm’s attorneys have played leading roles in litigation involving nursing home abuse and neglect, nursing home bedsores, nursing home dehydration and malnutrition, and nursing home sexual abuse.
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