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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Long-Term Care Consumer Information

Saw this little nugget recently:

Elder care. Public Act 95-823 requires long- term care facilities to complete annual “Consumer Choice Information Reports” and make them available to the public, including posting them on the internet and giving them to prospective residents and their families. These reports must include information on ownership, medical care, services, staffing, safety, security, meals, rooms, furnishings, family and volunteer support, visitation and special services and amenities. The Department of Aging, working in collaboration with the Attorney General, has the authority to verify the accuracy of the information. Violation of this Act constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Effective Jan. 1, 2009.

If you have sort of a family practice like me, nursing home and long-term care calls are plentiful. Now you have a resource. Here's the full Act.

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