Is Your Loved One Safe in the Nursing Home?

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Who Runs Your Hospital? | MetroWest Medical Center Closing

MetroWest Medical Center recently announced plans to shutter nearly all services at its Natick Campus, also known as Leonard Morse Hospital. Gone will be the medical/surgical unit, intensive care, operating rooms, the emergency department, and outpatient rehabilitation. Owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp. since 2013, an out-of-state for-profit healthcare company, Leonard Morse has been a community


Arbitration Rules for Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule update regarding nursing homes and binding arbitration agreements when Medicare/Medicaid funds are involved. The new rules once again allow nursing homes to offer binding arbitration agreements as part of entry paperwork for prospective residents and their families. Here’s what you need to


The Sad Truth Behind Hospice Care

For individuals in the last stages of life and their families, hospice care can promise welcome comfort and relief from pain and greater quality of life during those final months.  By focusing holistically on patient and family needs, hospice care is designed to reduce stress, increase comfort, and limit disruptive (and costly) hospital stays. The