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    Rutledge Develops Nursing Home Checklist

    January 12, 2016

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today began providing a new resource to Arkansans having to choose an appropriate nursing home or long-term residential care facility for a loved one. Rutledge has made available a Nursing Home Checklist at to help families by providing them with questions they should consider when selecting a facility.

    “Both of my grandmothers lived to be 94 and both lived in residential care facilities,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I understand the process can be difficult and overwhelming to make sure that a proper facility is chosen so that loved ones receive the best care. Just as my grandmothers received top-notch care, I want to make sure others receive the same, excellent care. This checklist will help family members consider the important questions when deciding which facility is best for their loved one.”

    The checklist has been developed by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which is protecting Medicaid by fighting fraud and stopping patient abuse, neglect and exploitation in Arkansas’s long-term care facilities.

    A copy of the checklist is available at or may be requested by contacting the Attorney General's office at 501-682-7760 or

    For nursing home star ratings, visit

    Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in nursing homes, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at (866) 810-0016.

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