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Private Equity Investors Chase Nursing Home Profits While Patients Suffer From brain hemorrhages, opioid overdoses and hip fractures to bedsores, bruises and infections – inadequate staffing at nursing homes can have traumatic and even deadly consequences for frail and elderly patients whose lives depend on quality round-the-clock care. There’s no question that putting nursing home … Continue reading

4 Christmas Nursing Home Activities to Spread Holiday Cheer The holidays are a time for people to come together and celebrate the blessings that they have in their lives. It’s also a time to share our hearts and high spirits with those who may need it more. People living in nursing homes have to learn … Continue reading

An Overview of Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers & Lawsuits Nursing home negligence is a serious issue in the facilities in the United States and abroad. However, sometimes nursing home negligence may be hard to recognize. Residents who have been injured in nursing homes may be eligible for compensation. When is a Nursing Home Liable for … Continue reading

Protect Your Family: Know the 10 Best and Worst Nursing Home States Choosing to admit a loved one into a nursing home is an incredibly difficult decision. The many factors – money, reviews, availability, geographical location – can become, at least, overwhelming. At the end of the day, families want their loved ones receive the … Continue reading

When Do Bedsores Start? Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are a persistent and common problem affecting nursing home residents across the country. More severe bedsores are associated with higher mortality rates, longer hospital stays, and costly treatment. According to the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, out of 1.5 million … Continue reading

Ohio Nursing Home Investigated Following Abuse and Neglect Allegations Those with family or friends in nursing homes like to believe that their infirm loved ones are receiving the consistent, quality medical and nursing care they could not otherwise receive at home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Take Central Ohio, for instance, where between … Continue reading

Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death Case Settled in Bremerton West’s Encyclopedia for American Law defines wrongful death as, “the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.” In other words, if someone is killed because of the negligent or abusive behavior of another person, the … Continue reading

New Senate Report Slams Nursing Home Disaster Preparedness, Makes Recommendations A 75-page investigative report entitled “Sheltering in Danger: How Poor Emergency Planning and Response Put Nursing Homes Residents at Risk During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” was released Nov. 2 by the Democratic minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees Medicare and Medicaid matters. The … Continue reading

High-Intensity Therapy Unnecessarily Pushed by Nursing Homes, Data Shows

High-Intensity Therapy Unnecessarily Pushed by Nursing Homes, Data Shows A recently published study has discovered that nursing home residents are spending more time receiving high-intensity therapy and rehabilitation treatment at the end of their life. The therapies are unnecessary and potentially harmful to patients but reap significant financial benefits for for-profit nursing home facilities, the study … Continue reading High-Intensity Therapy Unnecessarily Pushed by Nursing Homes, Data Shows

How to Find a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer It is a difficult decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home. Nursing homes are supposed to be a peaceful haven of respite dedicated to making the close of a loved one’s life dignified and comfortable as possible through round-the-clock attention and care for the … Continue reading

Study Shows Residents in For-Profit Nursing Homes Are More Likely To Experience Neglect The number of people in nursing homes declined while the number of complaints spiked 33 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to study results, patients receiving care … Continue reading

4 Ways to Create Meaning in Nursing Home Life The health status of people living nursing home life is often complex. An average person only resides in the home for two years, and many come in after being exposed to traumatic events like the loss of their home, spouse, relatives or friends. Eighty percent of … Continue reading

Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes According to a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, American nursing homes are failing to prevent bedsores and other infections that lead to sepsis, a severe infection that is deadly if not cared for properly. In all nursing homes,  infections often aren’t monitored … Continue reading

Checking a family member or friend into a nursing home is a hard decision. Once that decision is made, it’s expected that the resident will receive the attention and medical treatment necessary to live out their days with comfort and dignity. This is especially true with veterans from our armed forces. Unfortunately, investigations show the … Continue reading

Overworked Nurses, Poor Staffing Can Affect Patient Safety

An overworked nursing staff can increase the risk of safety incidents in hospital care facilities, according to recent research published in the British Medical Journal. As the first of its kind, the study analyzed how nurse workload could ultimately alter the quality of care. The data demonstrates insufficient staffing can strain resources, raising the risk … Continue reading

Overworked Nurses, Poor Staffing Can Affect Patient Safety