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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Residents may be discharged from an assisted living facility for several reasons. Sometimes the person chooses to leave the facility or in other situations, a resident may be discharged involuntarily. A Pennsylvania senior care facility is facing a federal… Read More