Department of Justice Launches 10 Elder Justice Task Forces to Investigate Substandard Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Department of Justice Launches 10 Elder Justice Task Forces to Investigate Substandard Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Ten New Model Task Forces Lead by DOJ

With an increasing number of elder citizens and increases concerns over substandard nursing home quality of care the Department of Justice initiated a 10 State Elder Justice Task Forces. Bringing together federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, and agencies that provide services to the elderly, to coordinate and enhance efforts to pursue nursing homes that provide grossly substandard care to their residents.

Elder Task Forces Come After Substandard Care

According to Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery. “Millions of seniors count on nursing homes to provide them with quality care and to treat them with dignity and respect when they are most vulnerable, Yet, all too often we have found nursing home owners or operators who put their own economic gain before the needs of their residents. These task forces will help ensure that we are working closely with all relevant parties to protect the elderly.”

“The Department of Justice has a long history of holding nursing homes and long-term care providers accountable when they fail to provide their Medicare and Medicaid residents with even the most basic nursing services to which they were entitled,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “By bringing everyone to the table, we will be able to more effectively and quickly pursue nursing homes that are jeopardizing the health and well-being of their residents.”

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact my firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048

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