Starting on July 1, 2012, Massachusetts has implemented a new federal program designed to make it easier for nursing home patients to leave their nursing homes and return to community care.
New federal regulations implemented by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts now require nursing homes to provide weekly lists of patients who want to move back home to one of the Commonwealth’s aging service agencies.
These federal and state regulations are yet another step in a governmental overhaul of nursing home regulations designed to give patients more choice with regard to how and where to receive medical care. The Executive Director of Mass Home Care opined that 7,000 to 10,000 patients in Massachusetts nursing homes could be safely cared for at home.
A patient’s attempts to move home, however, may be opposed by nurses and social workers, who fear that post-release personal injury accidents may jeopardize their licenses.
Although most nursing home facilities provide good care, our elders are still too often subjected to abuse, which results in personal injury and in some cases even wrongful death. If you suspect that your loved one has been subjected to abusive treatment at a Massachusetts nursing home, please call our Massachusetts elder neglect attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email our Boston, MA nursing home abuse lawyers at email@example.com.
In cases resulting in physical injuries or even death, our Boston, MA personal injury lawyers and Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys can advise you on how to proceed. Please call our Boston nursing home abuse lawyers 24/7 at 617-787-3700 for a free and confidential consultation today.
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