Mon, 06/08/2020

“There are a handful of facilities — maybe more than a handful in our state — that were not well prepared and didn't take the right steps to react to the outbreak when it did occur,” said Salli Pung, the state’s independent long-term care ombudsman who advocates for Michiganders in nursing homes.

“I think that put residents at even more risk.”

Sun, 06/07/2020

“Families and residents may still have questions about the current status of COVID-19 in a particular nursing home,” Pung said in an email. “The data may be more helpful if it reflected both the number of current cases as well as cumulative cases.”

Fri, 06/05/2020

Alison Hirschel, managing attorney at the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, says people who have loved ones in nursing homes will welcome CMS’s move to increase its transparency.

Fri, 05/29/2020

"We don't think the information will be audited. Whenever information is self-reported you have concerns on whether it will be accurate." said Alison Hirschel, managing attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative.