♦ We've added a new Resource:
AR Nursing Home Consumer Guide. An excellent tool developed in 2005 to help families in their search for quality care and decision making when it comes to long-term care.
January 13, 2013:
♦ A must-have guide for anyone caring for or related to someone with
Alzheimer's Disease is the "Coach
Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers". A legendary coach
for the Arkansas Razorback's, Frank gives us a practical, from experience
guide to loving and helping our loved one who has been stricken with this
disease. This is one of the best guides available to us.
January 11, 2013:
♦ In preperation for our January meeting, the latest newsletter has been
published and is found on the Newsletters
November 14, 2012:
♦ The DHHS OIG Report, "Inappropriate Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities
Cost Medicare More Than a Billion Dollars in 2009" has been added.
here to view it or click here to view
other similar reports.
November 9, 2012:
♦ The November 2012 newsletter has been added to the site. Click
here to visit the Newsletters page.
October 16, 2012:
♦ Pictures from the Residents' Rights Rally have now been posted.
Visit here to
♦ Additional information about the Rally can be found
September 27, 2012:
♦ The October 2012 Newsletter is now available by clicking
September 11, 2012:
♦ The flyer for the 9th Annual Resident's Rights Rally has been added to the
here, on Facebook and shared via Twitter.
September 5, 2012:
♦ The September edition of the AANHR Newsletter is now available and has
been sent out to our mailing list.
Click here to view
it... check the "Newsletters" tab to view
back-editions. You may also email
email@example.com if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
August 30, 2012:
♦ On August 9th, AANHR proudly attended the Veterans' Rally at the Arkansas
State Capitol. Click here for pictures and related information
Some very important information for
you to know:
of the most important decisions we may have to make as adults is selecting a
nursing home for our parents. But how do you know which nursing home to
trust? ProPublica, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, has
developed a news application to help with just that. Called
Nursing Home Inspect,
this database makes it easy for anyone to search and analyze recent nursing
home inspection reports from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) to get a better picture of a facility and its practices overall.
the federal government’s official nursing home website, our news application
allows you to search across all reports by any keyword, such as “injuries”
or “rape,” to see if nursing homes near you have these infractions. You can
also search for specific facilities and narrow down results by state,
severity of violation and more. Having the reports searchable online also
helps identify problematic trends and encourages homes to make needed fixes
faster, ProPublica senior reporter
the app includes nearly 118,000 deficiencies found during government
inspections at 14,565 nursing homes across the country, and we will continue
to update as new reports become available each month. Until recently, you
had to file a formal Freedom of Information Act request to see this data –
or visit in person, because homes are required by law to make them
goes on to highlight the app’s capabilities and explains how CMS ranks
deficiencies in an
He also wrote a
for reporters who want to use our database for their own localized stories.
July 28, 2012:
♦ Information and Resources using CMS data added. Click to the
Resources tab for additional information, below
the CMS Category.
July 28, 2012: KARK
news story regarding the Veterans Home closing that is soon impending..Click
July 11, 2012:
♦ AANHR has gone social. Find us on facebook at:
Be sure to "Like" us to keep up to date on the latest information related to
Arkansas Nursing Homes.
June 27, 2012: A few
additions to the site today:
♦ Followthemoney.org - Learn
about it on our "Resources" tab or click the link to the left to visit their
♦ Important NOTICE for Veterans (specific qualifications must be met, see
form for details) and their family members - There IS an alternative to
placement in a Nursing Home available for Veterans.
Click here for special information
about receivng financial assistance in order to continue living at home with
June 14, 2012: We have
several additions and updates today to include:
♦ May and June 2012 Online Versions of Newsletter posted to the
♦ Pictures from the 2009 Resident's Rights Rally posted to the "Anual
Resident's Rights Rally" Tab
♦ A picture of Martha Deaver receiving the 2010 FBI Director's Community
Leader Award was added to the "About the President" Tab
♦ "Articles & Editorials" Tab has an updated link to a Special Investigation
by KARK - Note: Posting date says June 4, 2010
♦ A KARK news report by Laren Lea reporting a story titled "Coroner: 'Worst Cover Up I've Ever Seen"
was added to the "Articles and Editorials" Tab
♦ CMS' Documentation about Resident Trust Funds was added to the "Resources"
Report from the Arkansas Health Services Permit Commission outlining the
need for additional beds and resources in facilities statewide added to the
"Statistics & Data" Tab
♦ State Survey Enforcement Grid added to the "Resources" Tab
♦ Nursing Home Bed Hold Policies by State document added to the "Statistics
& Data" Tab
♦ The "Arkansas Choices In Living" Brochure was added to the "Resources" Tab
♦ The "Adult
and Long-Term Care Facility Resident Maltreatment Act" is added to
the "Legislative Info" Tab
♦ "How to Organize a National Long-Term Care Resident's Rights Rally in Your
State" was added to the "Resources" Tab
♦ A quick checklist of what to look for before placing a loved on in a
Nursing Home or other Long-Term Care Facility was added to the "Resources"
May 31, 2012: Arkansas
State Regulations for Assisted Living I and Assisted Living II facilities
have been added to the "RESOURCES" Tab.
May 31, 2012: Web
story found saying "If you are elderly and poor, prison is better than a
Click here for details.
May 31, 2012: CMS
Announces a partnership to improve dementia care in Nursing Homes.
Click here for details.
May 30, 2012: We just added a commentary by Doug Thompson, "Those Who Do,
Do AND Teach - FBI To present award to Conway Woman."
Click here for details.
May 30, 2012: The
AANHR Website gets a NEW LOOK. We hope that this new look will make it
easier to find the information you are seeking. This main page will be
used to document all of the current events and postings. Please be
sure to check out all of the tabs to the left. Feel free to report any
problems with the website to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your input is always welcome and valued.
If you come across information on the internet not currently available here,
please let us know and we will be happy to post it once the source has been
validated. Thank you all for your support and contributions.
January 6, 2012: DHHS Office of
the Inspector General issues report showing findings that Hospitals do not
report most patient care violations.
Click here to read this document.
December 26, 2011:
Frontline Investigative Reports story featuring Mark Malcolm: "Gone Without
a Case: Suspicious Elderly Deaths Rarely Investigated."
Click here to view the story.
December 13, 2011: AANHR Issued
Press release about the Department of Veterans Affairs Fayetteville Veterans
Click here to
read the Press Release.
November 27, 2011: Information
released about Beverly Enterprises: A History of Crime & Abuse.
Click here to read the information.
October 10, 2011: This year's
Residents Rights Rally produced the LARGEST PUBLIC TURNOUT in 8 years.
Click here view the "Residents Rights
October 2011: Department of
Social & Behavioral Sciences, University of California, issues "Nursing
Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2005 through
2010. Click here
to read the full findings.
September 30, 2011: The Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services issue memorandum regarding the "Use of
Civil Money Penaty (CMP) Funds by States. Click
here to view the memorandum.
March 2011: DHHS, Office of the
Inspector General issues article regarding "Nursing Facilities' Employment
of Individuals with Criminal Convictions." Click
here to view the full document.
June 4, 2010: Arkansas Matters
conducts a Special Investigation about Arkansas Nursing Homes. Click
here to see/read the story.
February 2009: United States
Government Accountability Office issues a Report to Congressional Requestors
saying "CMS Needs to Reexamine Its Approach for Funding State Oversight of
Heath Care Facilities. Click here
to view the full report.
2009: United States Government
Accountability Office issues a Report listing 580 Nationwide Nursing Homes
identified as the most poorly performing.
Click here to view the full list.