If you have a loved one living in either a long-term care home (LTC) or skilled nursing facility (SNF), you want to know they are happy, well-cared for and safe. However, that confidence could be tested when you discover that today’s nurse staffing ratio… Read More
A 66-year-old man from Green Bay has been charged with four felonies relating to two incidents on July 7 in which he assaulted an elderly resident in a Sheboygan nursing home where he worked.
A coworker assigned to a floor for patients with dementia… Read More
A new study done by researchers from Harvard and Vanderbilt reveals that three-fourths (75 percent) of U.S. nursing homes are rarely ever in compliance with federal expectations for staffing of registered nurses (RNs). There are often no RNs in these… Read More
Sunshine Haven, a small nursing home in southern New Mexico (Lordsburg) is scheduled to close by August 3, 2019. The only nursing home in the community houses 37 residents, according to the Healthcare Compare website, who will need to find new housing… Read More
For the third year, Families for Better Care, a citizen advocacy group, released a report card on nursing homes across all 50 states. The report grades nursing homes in all 50 states based on the quality of care provided to residents. Wisconsin nursing… Read More
An investigation by WTMJ-TV Milwaukee’s I-team reveals 60 of the 375 nursing homes in Wisconsin have a one-star rating in the federal nursing home rating system. A one-star rating indicates the care provided by the facility and the overall quality of… Read More
Last month, police in Melbourne, Florida arrested a female nurse at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility. There was a complaint of sexual battery against the nurse by a male patient from last December. The patient had numerous medical issues.
A police… Read More
An investigation was conducted into why an 80-year-old resident of an Ohio nursing home (Altercare of Nobles Pond in Jackson Township) was left gasping for breath and unable to lift her head before she was found by her family pastor and son back in February.… Read More
According to reports from the State of Wisconsin, Wellspring of Milwaukee, a nursing and rehab center, was shut down sooner than Wellspring leaders said it would be, and this put the health, safety and general welfare of nursing residents in danger. A… Read More
Every resident of a nursing home is at risk for suffering some kind of abuse. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable people in our society are often the ones who are taken advantage of. However, some people are more at-risk for abuse than others, such as… Read More