Emergency Preparedness – Stay Proactive: The Critical Elements and Proactivity

Over the past few months, numerous hurricanes have caused catastrophic damage. In the senior-housing community, this can lead to trauma and displacement among residents and loss among families and employees. In collaboration with Robert Young, International Goodwill Ambassador for Blue Team Restoration, we take a look at the actions needed to accurately prepare for emergency situations.

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Rebecca Adelman
Patient-Driven Payment Model – The Keys

On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule outlining Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare payment updates and a proposed quality program for skilled nursing home facilities. Click here to read more about the three key provisions of the proposed rule.

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Rebecca Adelman
Assisted Living Lawsuits: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

As the population across the country ages, assisted living continues to grow in popularity. Resident care litigation risk has been emerging with more frequency as the mission and vision of assisted living communities evolve. Aging in place is a central philosophical aim of the assisted living movement, and the acuity levels of residents are higher and needs are increasing through the residency.

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Rebecca Adelman
Adelman Law Firm is back!

I'm excited to share that I will be fully resuming operation of my firm, Adelman Law Firm. I will officially depart Hagwood Adelman Tipton this summer, and the transition will be complete by August 1. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for Adelman Law Firm and the esteemed group of legal professionals who will join me in this continued venture.

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Rebecca Adelman
Overview of the report to the National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s research, care and services

In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHH) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (through private sector support) held its first National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers (the Summit). The report to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services presents the results of the Summit.

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Rebecca Adelman
Spring Cleaning: Do I Really Need 20 Forks?

If you visited my home or office or looked in my gym bag, you’d know I’m organized. Everything has its place. This spring, though, as I transitioned my spring clothes into view and moved my winter clothes into the back closet, I realized I didn’t need or want “everything”.

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Rebecca Adelman
Legal Update: Health Care Liability vs. Assault and Battery

In C.D. et. al. v. Keystone Continuum, LLC d/b/a Mountain Youth Academy, plaintiff, a minor, was a resident of Mountain Youth Academy, a trauma-focused residential treatment facility. The plaintiff got into a physical altercation with an employee of the defendant, Mountain Youth Academy. The complaint alleged, among other things, that the employee pulled the minor plaintiff to the ground and stomped on his foot, causing him injury.

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Rebecca Adelman
Legal Update: Evidence Preservation and ESI

The recent case of EPAC Technologies, Inc. v. HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., 2018 WL 1542040 (M.D. Tenn. March 29, 2018) provides a detailed example of the pitfalls of an inadequate litigation hold and the complexities of preserving ESI. The case revolves around a contractual dispute between a book publisher and a printing company, and it provides an interesting case study in the application of the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing spoliation of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”).  

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Rebecca Adelman