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Posts tagged "Nursing Home Neglect"

Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths by State

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, nursing home residents have accounted for 35-40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. That’s a huge percentage considering that the 1.5 million people who live in nursing homes only make up 0.45% of the entire U.S. population. Which states have had the most coronavirus nursing home deaths? We ranked … Continue reading Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths by State

Federal Nursing Home Infection Control Rollback Risks Lives

One of the last federal nursing home infection control regulations passed before the current presidency was a requirement aimed at corralling the 1.6 to 3.8 million infections and diseases that plague nursing homes annually. The first part of the federal nursing home infection regulation was a requirement for all long-term care facilities to develop infection … Continue reading Federal Nursing Home Infection Control Rollback Risks Lives

Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

On Feb. 28, 2020, a new nursing facility care bill has passed in Georgia’s legislative house by a staggering 160 – 1 vote. If this bill passes the Senate, it will become law, requiring nursing homes, assisted living centers, and personal care homes to reevaluate the level of care they are providing to their residents. … Continue reading Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

Ruthie’s Law Lawsuit Filed by Nursing Homes to Avoid Enforcement

A lawsuit has been filed against officials from Erie County, New York by eight nursing homes and the state association over the legality and enforceability of a local law known as Ruthie’s Law. The Ruthie’s Law lawsuit was filed the week of Feb. 17, 2020, in the New York State Supreme Court and neither side … Continue reading Ruthie’s Law Lawsuit Filed by Nursing Homes to Avoid Enforcement

Registered Nurse Narcotics Theft Leads to Suspension

A recent registered nurse narcotics theft at two nursing home facilities has left the nurse facing sanctions, and his patients in great pain. Reporters from the Miami Herald name Brett Edwards as the accused in the registered nurse narcotics theft case and claim that he committed robberies at two different nursing homes before being caught. … Continue reading Registered Nurse Narcotics Theft Leads to Suspension

Florida Home Surveillance Relaxation Could Jeopardize Resident Safety

A recent initiative for Florida home surveillance relaxation could allow more nursing homes to get away with neglectful conditions. According to current Florida law, a nursing home cited for a Class 1 violation or multiple Class 2 violations will then be investigated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) every six months for … Continue reading Florida Home Surveillance Relaxation Could Jeopardize Resident Safety

New Jersey Understaffing Crisis Intensifies After Staffing Bill’s Expiration

Two weeks ago, the National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys covered the expiration of a New Jersey staffing bill that was meant to institute mandatory minimum staffing ratios in nursing homes. This potential cure to the New Jersey understaffing crisis that has gripped the state was struck down. Since then, NJ.com has interviewed certified nursing … Continue reading New Jersey Understaffing Crisis Intensifies After Staffing Bill’s Expiration

Minnesota Monitoring Law Allows Remote Resident Surveillance

This month, a Minnesota monitoring law has received some much-needed clarification with regard to its jurisdiction over nursing home residents. After an extensive period of adjustment and compromise, nursing home residents are now allowed to install surveillance equipment in their rooms with some restrictions according to the Star Tribune. The Minnesota monitoring law, officially known … Continue reading Minnesota Monitoring Law Allows Remote Resident Surveillance

Neglect Accountability Investigation Shows Lack of Follow-Through

In the last 12 months, Georgia’s WRDW Channel 12 conducted an investigation into the treatment of nursing home neglect and abuse reporting by the police. What the neglect accountability investigation team found was a shocking lack of concern displayed by local, state, and federal regulators of nursing homes. The neglect accountability investigation examined police reports … Continue reading Neglect Accountability Investigation Shows Lack of Follow-Through

New Jersey Staffing Bill Expires in Legislative Limbo

A New Jersey staffing bill designed to combat understaffing in nursing homes was shelved after the State Assembly allowed the bill to expire. The decision was announced on Jan. 6, 2020 by multiple news outlets including NJ.com. Despite the bill passing the Senate, it foundered and will now have to be reintroduced in order to … Continue reading New Jersey Staffing Bill Expires in Legislative Limbo

Brooklyn Nursing Home Homicide Goes Unreported By Facility Staff

On Nov. 15, 2019, a police investigation was opened into the death of a nursing home resident from Brooklyn, NY. The Brooklyn nursing home homicide investigation has garnered the attention of the New York State Department of Health since the department is charged with overseeing nursing home accountability practices. According to current reports about the … Continue reading Brooklyn Nursing Home Homicide Goes Unreported By Facility Staff

Forest Park Facility Suit Alleges Gross Neglect and Theft

The Forest Park location of an Aperion Care nursing home is currently facing litigatory action over the wrongful death of a resident according to the Forest Park Review. The Forest Park facility suit alleges that the facility and its staff were grossly negligent in the safeguarding of 66-year-old Jamie Hernandez and his property. According to … Continue reading Forest Park Facility Suit Alleges Gross Neglect and Theft

Milken Institute Dementia Study Shows Cases Doubling By 2040

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double to approximately 13 million by 2040, according to research from the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The Milken Institute Dementia study serves as an expansive prediction of the rate of dementia in the … Continue reading Milken Institute Dementia Study Shows Cases Doubling By 2040

Nursing Home Holiday Visits Can Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

As the fall begins to concede to winter and the holiday season creeps up on many Americans, the spirits of generosity and pressures of family gatherings swirl together. One often overlooked part of this ritual is the tradition of nursing home holiday visits from family and friends. Though some residents regularly receive checkups from family … Continue reading Nursing Home Holiday Visits Can Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

CMS Standard Reform Promises to Raise the Bar For Nursing Home Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced a series of reforms to the standards to which nursing homes are being held. The CMS standard reform is intended to reshape the way that nursing homes and care facilities are evaluated. The CMS standard reform, which was announced on October 17, will implement a … Continue reading CMS Standard Reform Promises to Raise the Bar For Nursing Home Care

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