Is Nursing Home Care About to Get Worse?

In the abyss of bad economic news, a report last week found that there were 500 nursing home jobs lost last month. One possible reason for the cutback: the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Medicare reimbursements would be cut by 11.1%, or almost $4 billion.

It is a tough situation. Sub-par nursing homes are already finding creative ways to cut costs and avoid spending what they should to keep our seniors safe and well cared for in Maryland nursing homes.

If we see a surge in Maryland nursing home lawsuits where the date of injury starts after today (claims will lag behind), we should not be surprised.