Just found the following story in my ever burgeoning inbox.. In circumstances such as this story involves, resources that immediately come to mind to contact include:
- State disability advocacy office
- Long term care ombudsman (National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center)
- Local center for independent living (CIL)
- News media (e.g. Congress.org Media Guide) -- Don't forget to get your story out there widespread so disability advocates can see it..
In addition to the above, don't forget about your local disability self-advocacy organizations, too.. Coming immediately to mind are:
- American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
- People First
Checking out the ADAPT website and/or contacting them directly should provide leads to local ADAPT chapters.. Calling your local CIL or trying some creative keyword combination searches will point you in the direction of your area's nearest People First chapter..
Article :: Owner of two nursing homes filed a federal lawsuit..
By Mike Gellatly, Rome News-Tribune Staff Writer, 2007-07-07
Synopsis :: George Houser of Forum Healthcare, owner of two Rome, Georgia, nursing home facilities (Mount Berry and Moran Lake) filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and others.. Federal funding supporting skilled nursing services stands to be pulled from these two long term care centers on July 15, 2007.. Based on the article, ceasure of funding appears to be related to (previous) quality of care.. Funding currently being provided is earmarked for the discharge and transfer of affected residents..