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Sweeney Law FirmNursing Home Abuse and Neglect FAQNursing home residents are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. While there are many quality nursing homes who give excellent care to their residents, others do not. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about nursing home abuse aSweeney Law FirmNursing Home Abuse Lawyers | Indiana Nursing Home AbuseThe quality of care mandates contained within the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) require that a nursing home must provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of eSweeney Law FirmNursing Home Abuse Statistics for IndianaReports of nursing home abuse and neglect are on the rise. Across the country, more and more nursing homes attempt to provide care for a greater number of residents with fewer, less qualified staff. Much of this is spurred by a desire for greater profit mSweeney Law FirmNursing Home Care PlansCare plans are a collection of problem, intervention (approach), and goal statements that direct the care of your loved one in the nursing home and are based on a comprehensive assessment of physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. The comprehSweeney Law FirmNursing Home DocumentationNursing home documentation is vital for many reasons. It is a basis for communication between healthcare professionals. State surveyors, insurers, and administrators use it to evaluate the level and quality of care provided. It is also a tool used to dSweeney Law FirmNursing Home Quality Improvement InitiativeWhat is the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Initiative? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have collected information about residents in nursing homes for the public. CMS has develoSweeney Law FirmNursing Home Survey Process in IndianaThe Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) is also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. OBRA is interpreted with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR Part 483) and requires that nursing homes have routine inspections completed by theSweeney Law FirmObjects Left in a Patients BodyThe average surgery utilizes 250-300 tools and accessories (scalpels, clamps, sponges, monitors, etc). Most hospitals have systems in place for keeping a count of these items to avoid anything being left in a patients body during surgery. But because nursSelecting the right Nursing HomeOBRA Regulations Governing Nursing HomesClick Here to Report Your Case. FREE Legal GuideCLICK HERE The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, has dramatically improved the quality of care in the nursing home over the last twenty years Sweeney Law FirmOncologistsOncologists are doctors specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Palliative care for pain caused by cancer may or may not be part of what an oncologist deals in- though they may make recomendations for help in this area, or prescribe medicat