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Bedsore-Sepsis Relationship Affects Nursing Home Residents

Bedsores Pose High Risk of Sepsis For Nursing Home Residents

Bedsores are an unfortunately common occurrence in nursing homes across the nation. When left untreated, these bedsores can become deadly because of complications that develop, including sepsis. With thousands of nursing home residents facing severe sepsis-related health issues every year, it’s important to understand exactly why they happen and what measures may prevent them.   … Continue reading Bedsores Pose High Risk of Sepsis For Nursing Home Residents

A victim of LA patient dumping from a nursing home laying on Skid Row

How Nursing Homes Contribute to Skid Row’s LA Patient Dumping

In Los Angeles, nursing homes have been abandoning mentally debilitated or medically intensive patients in the downtown area known as Skid Row. The practice, nicknamed LA patient dumping, occurs for many reasons, but ultimately, it happens far too often. Nursing homes make difficult decisions on a regular basis due to practical concerns such as staffing … Continue reading How Nursing Homes Contribute to Skid Row’s LA Patient Dumping

A man holding his father's hand after becoming sick

Nursing Home Sues for Unpaid Bills Despite Resident’s Wrongful Death

In June 2015, Woodhaven Center of Care admitted that they were responsible for the death of then-resident Salvatore Niosi. Now, four years and a million-dollar settlement later, the nursing home is pursuing a countersuit for money that they claim was owed to them by the deceased. Following the family’s lawsuit, Woodhaven Center of Care filed … Continue reading Nursing Home Sues for Unpaid Bills Despite Resident’s Wrongful Death

Veteran Affected By VA Nursing Home Crisis and Insufficient Living Conditions

VA Nursing Home Investigation Reveals Numerous Deficiencies Nationwide

Veterans hold a particularly exalted place in American society. Seen by many as a class of citizens who have placed their lives on the line for their country, many believe that veterans deserve special treatment upon their return, and often businesses even dedicate events or discounts to veterans. Additionally, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) … Continue reading VA Nursing Home Investigation Reveals Numerous Deficiencies Nationwide

An elderly man upset about neglect in a nursing home

Massachusetts Nursing Home Settlement Punishes Sub-Par Homes

In a recent settlement, seven nursing homes across the state of Massachusetts were found lacking in quality of care and or inadequately run. The Massachusetts nursing home settlement was agreed upon in late March and levied fines of between $20,000 and $300,000 on each of the homes. As some additional measures, the Massachusetts nursing home settlement … Continue reading Massachusetts Nursing Home Settlement Punishes Sub-Par Homes

An elderly man entering a VA nursing home

Rising Tide of Elderly Veterans Stressing VA’s Nursing Care Systems

Within the next five years, more than a million veterans will age into eligibility for Veterans Administration publicly-funded nursing homes and alternative nursing services. The cost of this care could rise sharply to more than $10 billion annually, a nearly 50 percent increase over current costs of $6 billion per year, during the same period. … Continue reading Rising Tide of Elderly Veterans Stressing VA’s Nursing Care Systems

Unnecessary medical bills charged in the Philip Esformes Medicare fraud case

Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Case Focuses on Miami Nursing Homes

One of the largest Medicare fraud cases on record is currently underway in Florida, and it has assisted living facilities at its center. In 2016, FBI agents arrested Philip Esformes, owner of more than 30 Miami-area nursing and assisted living facilities, Odette Barcha, former director of outreach programs at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, … Continue reading Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Case Focuses on Miami Nursing Homes