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To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Seizing Control Over Patients




Few people are aware that a nursing home can take such a step. Guardianship cases are difficult to gain access to and poorly tracked by New York State courts; cases are often closed from public view for confidentiality.-Interviews with veterans of the system and a review of guardianship court data conducted by researchers at Hunter College at the request of The New York Times show the practice has become routine, underscoring the growing power nursing homes wield over residents and families

Read Full Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/nyregion/to-coll...

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