Changes In Nursing Home Regulations Aimed At Reducing The Risk Of Elder Abuse


Changes in nursing home regulations that began November 28, 2016, aim to reduce the risk of elder abuse in nursing facilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services understand the need for nursing home residents to participate in the implementation of their care plan, and it is now required that all residents have an established care plan within 48 hours of entering the facility. In addition, the grievance process has been improved, financial exploitation is now deemed abuse, and the regulations call for better training and background checks on employees.

30 January 2017