New Orleans Times Picayune: New Federal Warning Flags Abuse at 3 Louisiana Nursing Homes (October 24, 2019)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rolled out a warning system on its Nursing Home Compare site to alert consumers to nursing homes that the agency has cited for abuse. This story focuses on the three nursing facilities in Louisiana that display the warning. Even though the symbol doesn’t provide further information about what types of abuse the nursing facilities were cited for, Justice in Aging attorney Eric Carlson noted that it’s an important first step to give consumers information. “These are documented findings of abuse and it’s important that prospective residents be aware of that,” he said.