Nursing Home Abuse

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How a Nursing Home Turn Schedule Affects Bedsores

Elderly residents who are bedridden and dealing with other underlying health conditions are among the most susceptible to bedsores, especially if their nursing home is not providing an acceptable standard of care. PKSD discusses why nursing home turn… Read More

Can Nursing Homes be Liable for Virus Outbreaks?

Viral outbreaks and other medical diseases present a growing concern to everyone, but especially the most vulnerable in our population, such as residents in long term care. The elderly are often disproportionately impacted by pneumonia, flu and other… Read More

Wisconsin Authorities Release Guidelines on Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities

The elderly, particularly those in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus and dying from it. Residents and their loved ones need to take steps to help slow the spread of this deadly virus. The Board… Read More

CMS Releases New Nursing Home Special Focus Facility List

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the Special Focus Facility Program to identify nursing homes with a history of serious quality issues and to implement practices to help improve their quality of resident care. Facilities… Read More

Nursing Home Placed on Federal Watch List After Countless Violations

According to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, a central Iowa nursing home is now on a federal watch list for a long list of violations that resulted in residents being endangered or injured. Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry is being… Read More

Nurse Assistant Arrested For Sexual Assault; Elder Abuse

A 38-year-old male nurse assistant was arrested this week after a co-worker turned him in for the alleged sexual assault of an elderly patient at the Cypress Ridge Care Center in Monterey, California. Co-worker Witnessed; Reported The Attack Detectives… Read More

Resident Dies from Fall After Staff Ignored Her for Over Two Hours

The death of a 95-year-old resident at a Washington State nursing home is another reminder of the dangers of neglect. Last November, the resident fell out of bed and staff members ignored her requests for help for two and a half hours. They walked in… Read More

Nursing Home Aide Worker Caught Abusing 91-year-old Woman

The Sun News reported an incident involving a nursing home aide worker who was captured on camera grabbing an elderly woman by the neck, shoving her into a wheelchair and then further injuring her when he viciously pounded her head on a counter.  The… Read More

Long-term Care Staffing Vacancies, An Increasing Crisis

Wisconsin is facing a staffing crisis in many of its long-term care facilities (LTCs) and nursing homes. While there are many open vacancies, providers state many positions are not being filled. Part of the problem is that as many of 70 percent of applicants… Read More

Nursing Home Management Company to Pay $740K to Vermont Over Neglect Allegations

Last week, Vermont’s attorney general announced a massive financial settlement with Genesis Healthcare over claims of neglect at three of the long-term care facilities Genesis manages. Under the terms of the settlement, the nursing home management company… Read More

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