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Posts tagged "Department of Health and Human Services"

Culinary Neglect Places Many Nursing Home Residents at Risk

Culinary neglect may be rarely discussed, but this type of neglect can be extremely dangerous to nursing home residents. Charlene Harrington, a registered nurse, and professor at the University of California San Francisco stated that “There’s huge under-reporting of food issues.” Despite this underreporting, they are quite frequent. As nonprofit investigative journalists at FairWarning discovered. … Continue reading Culinary Neglect Places Many Nursing Home Residents at Risk

Unreported Nursing Home Abuse Cases Number In The Thousands

A string of reports from national auditors of nursing homes covered by The Register-Mail has revealed thousands of instances of unreported nursing home abuse across the nation. According to auditors for the Health and Human Services inspector general, unreported nursing home abuse cases make up 18% of the 37,600 instances of in which a Medicare … Continue reading Unreported Nursing Home Abuse Cases Number In The Thousands