Senior Housing & Care
Our lawyers maintain a high level of expertise regarding federal and state regulations affecting the Senior Housing and Care industry. Our law firm devotes significant resources to ensure our attorneys remain up-to-date on regulatory and compliance developments. At the same time, the relationship of our Senior Housing & Care practice group with Foulston Siefkin’s other practice groups, including the health care, business, taxation, labor and employment, employee benefits, construction, real estate, and litigation groups, enhances our ability to consider the legal ramifications of our clients' situations.
Adult Day Care Centers
Assisted Living Facilities
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Home Health Agencies
Independent Living Communities
Long Term Care Facilities
Nursing Care Facilities and Agencies
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Areas of Representation
Identification of responsible parties and definition of their duties and responsibilities.
Help providers develop practical responses to challenges of decisions about withdrawal of life sustaining treatment & Patient Self-Determination Act and the Advance Directive for Healthcare Act, including the establishment of ethics committees.
Design, implementation, and maintenance of a competitive benefits package while complying with the substantive rules of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and applicable state law.
Advise and represent employers in the full range of issues arising from the employment relationship.
Advise on the formation, organization, and restructuring of entities to minimize liability issues; conventional and tax-exempt financing matters; real estate acquisition and development; sale and lease back transactions; REIT financing; and long-term management arrangements.
Negotiate pre-trial resolutions of charges filed by government agencies and if necessary aggressively defend clients in litigation involved with Federal and State investigations. Assess risks associated with investigations and provide counsel in order to create programs to prevent and detect internal misconduct that puts the company at risk for criminal prosecution.
Advise on national and state legislation and regulatory developments related to senior housing and care. Oversee the survey and enforcement process of federal certification surveys and state licensing inspections.
Advocate for nursing facility clients seeking to add new or additional beds to their facility
Implement compliance, audit and documentation procedures to minimize litigation claims.
Catholic Care Center
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America
Healthcare Providers’ Affirmative Action Obligations Take Center Stage
New Interpretive Guidelines for Patient Rights Conditions of Participation
CMS Issues Proposed Overpayments Rules
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Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes Beware: Health Care Reform Changes How Facilities Approach Compliance
HIPAA: Recent Penalties Make Policy Review a Great Idea