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Posts tagged "Nursing Home Neglect"

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

Georgia Abuse Study Reveals Nursing Home and DCH Inadequacies

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently published an in-depth report on the inadequacies and issues with consumer information about nursing home abuse. The Georgia abuse study highlighted problems that existed not only in the individual nursing homes examined but in the Georgia Department of Community Health which seemed to be inadequately showcasing the information about abuse and … Continue reading Georgia Abuse Study Reveals Nursing Home and DCH Inadequacies

Seniors with Dementia Face More Health Challenges at Home

Despite the perception that elderly Americans typically spend their last days in nursing homes, the reality is that most seniors today are aging in place in their own homes. Medicaid spending on home-based and community care has outpaced spending on institutionalized care and in 2015, for instance, nearly 60 percent of individuals with dementia (memory … Continue reading Seniors with Dementia Face More Health Challenges at Home

Connecticut Cocaine Controversy Affects Several Nursing Home Residents

The discovery of cocaine in a Connecticut nursing home has resulted in a fine for patient health from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The Connecticut cocaine controversy centered around the RegalCare nursing home facility in New Haven where at least four residents tested positive for cocaine in their bodies according to The Epoch Times. … Continue reading Connecticut Cocaine Controversy Affects Several Nursing Home Residents

Salem Nursing Home Lawsuit Seeks $3 Million for Neglect

A recent account by the Statesman Journal detailed a Salem nursing home lawsuit for almost $3 million in damages following the alleged abuse, neglect, death of a resident. The family of 91-year-old Helen Banks is filing suit against East Salem Assisted Living, LLC after their great-great-grandmother passed away from alleged neglect after only a month … Continue reading Salem Nursing Home Lawsuit Seeks $3 Million for Neglect

Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

The Connecticut legislature has passed a law this year that has drawn serious blowback by proposing a series of nursing home Medicaid cuts to homes that don’t have at least a minimum occupancy level of 70 percent. According to state officials, a total of about $6 million will be recovered from these facilities within a … Continue reading Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

Louisiana Health Department Report Casts Doubt on Nursing Staff

A Louisiana Health Department report issued following an investigation of the Iberville Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation home in Plaquemine, Louisiana showed some troubling signs that some licensed nurse practitioners at the facility may be troublingly uneducated about specific patient care devices. The resident which sparked the complaint that lead officials to conduct an investigation, a … Continue reading Louisiana Health Department Report Casts Doubt on Nursing Staff

Summerville Home Withdrawal Showcases Severe Shortcomings

Candace Johnson believed that the Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center was the perfect place for her 83-year-old mother to live. Unfortunately, the Summerville home withdrawal that she executed just two months later spoke to the complicated array of issues. Originally housed in New Jersey, Candace Johson’s 83-year-old recent move from New Jersey was supposed to … Continue reading Summerville Home Withdrawal Showcases Severe Shortcomings

Nursing Home Ban of Whistleblower Sparks Controversy In Oklahoma City

Many people choose a nursing home for their loved ones based on their ability to visit and care for them easily. Unfortunately, Oklahoma’s News 9 showed that sometimes that visitation can be revoked after one woman had that right impeded when she received a nursing home ban. T.J. Sarrington filed a complaint with the Oklahoma Department of … Continue reading Nursing Home Ban of Whistleblower Sparks Controversy In Oklahoma City

Understaffing Crisis In Nursing Homes Addressed In Detroit

For many, the understaffing crisis in Michigan nursing homes is an open secret. Union representatives have stated that the state staffing rates are “one of the lowest in the country” according to the Michigan Radio. Last Tuesday, however, in the “motor city” of Detroit, nursing home employees, unions, and lawmakers gathered to bring attention to … Continue reading Understaffing Crisis In Nursing Homes Addressed In Detroit

Nursing Home Surveillance And Ethical Dilemmas In Neglect Prevention

A significant concern about nursing home surveillance was presented in an article by The Conversation. In their account, A woman named Lisa Papp installed a $199 webcam in her 75-year-old mother, Mary Ann’s, nursing home room. In May 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health ruled that this nursing home surveillance was legal and that the … Continue reading Nursing Home Surveillance And Ethical Dilemmas In Neglect Prevention

Understaffing Dangers in Long-Term Care Facilities Put Residents in Peril

In the past years, understaffing dangers in nursing homes have increased dramatically. A sharp increase in elderly residents dubbed the “silver tsunami” combined with troubled nursing home staffing levels has created a troubling environment for loved ones looking for end-of-life care. Part of the prevalence of understaffing dangers comes from the lack of regulation to … Continue reading Understaffing Dangers in Long-Term Care Facilities Put Residents in Peril

Elderly Neglect In North Dakota Places Residents At Risk

Elderly neglect in North Dakota has been featured recently in the news, showcasing behaviors that put residents in serious danger and have led to complications and injuries in several North Dakotan nursing homes. One of the most shocking examples of elderly neglect in North Dakota happened in the town of Minot at the Trinity Homes … Continue reading Elderly Neglect In North Dakota Places Residents At Risk

Gracedale Absenteeism Creates An Environment For Neglect And Abuse

In Northampton County, PA, the Gracedale Nursing Home has been suffering a rash of missing employees for the last month. Dubbed the Gracedale absenteeism by county officials, June numbers for employee call-outs to the facility approached one-third of the facility’s workforce. County Executive Lamont McClure was rather direct in her statements to the council on … Continue reading Gracedale Absenteeism Creates An Environment For Neglect And Abuse

Tennessee’s Nursing Home Neglect Issues Showcased In Federal Report

Last month, the Senate Special Committee on Aging members conducted a survey on the underperforming nursing homes of America. Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, and Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania released a report of that survey that endeavored to explore the extent of nursing home deficiency in America. The results of this study were captured and reported on … Continue reading Tennessee’s Nursing Home Neglect Issues Showcased In Federal Report

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

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

Grim Predictions For Kentucky’s Nursing Home Abuse Crisis

Nearly half of Kentucky’s registered nursing homes fall below the state average in terms of care. Despite the low ranking, a piece of legislation titled House Bill 210 could worsen conditions for Kentuckians. However, some efforts are being made to improve things for seniors in the state by advocates taking a stand for the nursing … Continue reading Grim Predictions For Kentucky’s Nursing Home Abuse Crisis

Photo of Nursing Home Resident Slumped Over Desk Goes Viral

A viral photo of an elderly woman face-down in her pillow led to an inquiry at an Ohio nursing home, drawing attention to nursing home neglect nationwide. Local pastor Julia Wiggins posted a photo to Facebook last month showing 80-year-old nursing home resident Esther Brown slumped in her wheelchair at a desk with her face … Continue reading Photo of Nursing Home Resident Slumped Over Desk Goes Viral

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 in for-profit institutions showed more signs of neglect than patients residing in non-profit … Continue reading Study Shows Residents in For-Profit Nursing Homes Are More Likely To Experience Neglect