Thu, 06/27/2024

It was a disappointing day in Lansing for advocates of guardianship reform.  A Senate committee did not vote on several bills that would change Michigan's guardianship laws.  Click here for more information.

Mon, 02/07/2022

Last year, the U.S. Health and Human Services Inspector General raised concern about nursing homes illegally evicting residents. We discuss the issue with an advocate for elders facing eviction and The Progressive's editor, whose 97-year-old mother was evicted from a facility in New Berlin.

Fri, 01/28/2022

Nicole Shannon, a frontline attorney for theMichigan Elder Justice Initiative, says providers often concoct ruses to facilitate hospital dumping: “The nursing home will say, ‘Well, it sure seems like you need a psychiatric consult, we’re gonna send you to the hospital.’ The hospital turns around and says, ‘You know, this person does not require psychiatric care.

Tue, 08/24/2021

But some Michigan nursing homes have made visits next to impossible, limiting visitation to a few hours on weekdays, for example, said Salli Pung, who oversees the Michigan State Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. Read article here.

Thu, 08/19/2021

The Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman program has been inundated with complaints over the past year from residents and families unable to see each other — a problem rooted as much by short staffing as COVID restrictions, said Salli Pung, who oversees the program responsible for advocating for residents in nursing homes, adult foster care and other long-term facilities.