Big News people!
I just want to share some fantastic news, a tiny (but hugely important) news item that was buried in my email box, which was buried in an e-newsletter and, from what I can tell this last week, buried under much louder, sexier, bigger or political news.
Nursing Home Policy Change: Moving forward, any residential facility that accepts Medicare or Medicaid is no longer allowed to include “binding arbitration clauses” buried within their admissions paperwork. THIS IS HUGE. What typically happens is that nursing homes can require folks to sign away their rights to sue for physical abuse, neglect, wrongful death, financial abuse or any other serious complaint. Which happens a lot more than the public realizes.