senior care

CMS: We don’t disclose nursing home fines when the owners refuse to pay

BY: - June 8, 2021

The federal agency overseeing nursing homes says it only informs the public of fines against those facilities if, and when, the owners choose to pay the fines. For most of the past year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Care Compare website has falsely reported that the Dubuque Specialty Care nursing home in eastern […]

Iowa families can’t sue the state’s largest nursing home chain

BY: - March 12, 2021

Three months after 67-year-old James Asmus was admitted to the Southern Hills Specialty Care nursing home in Osceola, he was dead. State records indicate that within hours of being admitted to the home in September 2018, he sustained a broken hip in a fall. Immobilized by the resulting surgery, he soon developed pressure sores and […]