Guest blogger, Robert O'Toole, President, Informed Eldercare Decisions, LLC, writes that,
Some Nursing Homes and Home Care Agencies Are Being Asked to Pay Kickbacks to Web Sites Offering Referrals
When the owner of a small assisted living facility in Florida asked for advice from the Executive Director of another facility about attracting more residents he told her told her he found new residents "the old-fashioned way": He paid for them.
“You do realize that’s illegal,” she responded?
According to an article in the Miami Herald, the Executive Director's response was that he had no choice. He was forced, he said, to pay for admissions; otherwise he wouldn’t fill his beds.