Nursing Home Abuse

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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Number of Nursing Home Deaths Due to Neglect

The spread of COVID-19 since the virus first reached U.S. shores has been astronomical, but nursing homes have remained the hardest hit. However, it is not the virus alone that has led to an unprecedented wave of deaths among long-term care residents. PKSD… Read More

Can Nursing Homes be Liable for a Wheelchair Injury?

Many nursing home residents are either confined to a wheelchair or need to use one almost all the time. By using a wheelchair, these residents should be able to avoid falling and the severe, potentially life-threatening injuries that may result from falling. Unfortunately,… Read More

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

Sheboygan Nursing Home to Test All Residents and Staff for COVID-19

The Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 4, 2020, according to county officials. The first two cases were reported on March 31st and the total number of cases quickly increased… 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

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