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Former Director of Nursing Sues Iowa Care Facility Over Understaffing and Unsafe Conditions

Stephanie Schlegelmilch has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Avoca Specialty Care facility in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She was employed as the director of nursing at this facility. In her lawsuit, Schlegelmilch alleges Avoca broke state and federal laws by admitting residents to the facility despite ongoing issues with…

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Iowa Nurse Fired For Her Mistreatment of Nursing Home Residents

An Iowa nursing home worker, Leann McVay, was recently terminated following multiple complaints about her poor treatment of residents. McVay worked as a state-licensed nurse at Care Initiatives, one of the largest nursing home chains in Iowa. On March 18, some issues regarding her care of residents arose at Avoca…

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Dangers of Returning to Work Too Quickly After a Crash

If you sustained injuries in a car crash, healing and getting back to your life is a priority. Unfortunately, the reality of medical bills and other costs may be pushing you to return to work too quickly. You might even feel your employer is pressuring you to come back. The…

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Can You File a Claim for Compensation Due to Airbag Injuries?

Airbags add a vital layer of protection during a car crash, but what if something goes wrong? If you get injured when your airbag deploys, you may wonder if you have a valid claim for compensation. Below, our PKSD attorneys explain more about airbags, including the types of injuries that…

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7 Things You Should Never Say After a Wisconsin Collision

Injured in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver? If so, it is important to begin protecting your potential claim from the moment the crash occurs. While you must give responding officers an honest account of what happened, there are seven things you should never say after a…

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Nursing Home Cited for Resident Abuse, Other Serious Violations

Montrose Health Center in Lee County is again being cited and fined for serious violations due to inadequate resident care. The Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL) has proposed fines against the facility totaling $44,250 for numerous violations. New Citations Against Montrose Health Center The most recent violations…

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CMS Designates Three More Iowa Nursing Homes as Eligible for Special-Focus Facilities List

Three Iowa nursing homes have been designated as being eligible candidates for a national list. Unfortunately, the facilities on this list were not designated as a distinction of honor. Rather, the list these facilities are considered among the nation’s worse. As such, they have been added to the list of…

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Iowa Nursing Homes Face Staffing Challenges Amid New Federal Rule

A new report from the Long-Term Care Community Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group, has highlighted critical staffing issues in Medicare-certified nursing homes across Iowa. This report reveals that a significant portion of the state’s facilities are not ready to meet upcoming federal staffing mandates. The detailed analysis, drawing on the…

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New Federal Rule Mandates Minimum Nursing Home Staffing Ratios

The federal government recently announced the implementation of new staffing requirements for nursing homes across the country. The new rule is significant as it marks the first time any federal minimum staffing standard has been set. The government plans to roll out these regulations in phases over the next few…

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Critical Failures at Two Nursing Homes Result in Resident Deaths

The Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing recently cited two nursing homes for safety failures. These failures impacted safety at the facility and ultimately contributed to the deaths of residents in their care. The Perry Lutheran Home in Dallas County and the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Mitchell County…

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