One of the largest nursing home chains, Extendicare Health Services, has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice following an investigation that identified many disturbing instances of substandard care including: falls, fractures, head injuries to residents, malnutrition, pressure sores and infections.
In addition, the investigation found that Extendicare facilities admitted very sick residents without being able to provide them with adequate care, leading to short-term residents not getting proper care and long-term residents being ignored. Further, the federal government brought allegations against Extendicare of filing false claims to Medicare, claiming Extendicare provided medically unreasonable and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services, particularly during the patients’ assessment reference periods so that Extendicare could bill Medicare for those patients at the highest levels.
York Law Firm has experienced elder abuse attorneys and nursing home neglect lawyers in Sacramento. If you believe your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility or believe your family has a wrongful death claim or false billing claims, please call our office so that we can investigate your case at 916-643-2200 or contact us online. We are dedicated to representing families whose elders and dependent adults who have been injured, neglected or abused.