Lawyers for Abused Prestige Post-Acute & Rehab Center Residents
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state of Oregon routinely conduct surveys and investigations on every nursing facility to ensure that residents are receiving the utmost care. In the event of a violation or deficiency, the surveyor will write a report and produce a directive to ensure the deficiencies and violations are corrected immediately. The nursing facility is given an appropriate amount of time to make improvements or face unwanted legal consequences.
Some facilities have ongoing problems that are based on underlying conditions where the residents receive substandard care. When this occurs, Medicare, Medicaid and the state of Oregon might classify the nursing home as a Special Focus Facility (SFF). This unwanted designation identifies the nursing home as having dangerous and hazardous problems. Also, placing a nursing facility on this federal watchlist triggers additional scheduled surveys and unannounced inspections to determine if any improvements are long-lasting.