Attorneys Representing Injured Residents of Chalet of Niles
The state of Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conduct unannounced surveys and unexpected investigations to identify violations and deficiencies that could or have caused harm to residents. When these deficiencies are identified, the nursing home must adjust policies and make improvements quickly to ensure resident safety is maintained.
In serious cases, the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies will classify the non-complying nursing home as a Special Focus Facility (SFF). The undesirable designation and placement on the federal watchlist help families identify nursing facilities in their local community that provide substandard care. These Homes can remain on the watch list for many years until regulators are satisfied that the improvements the facility has made will remain permanent.