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New Federal Report Reveals Fraud, Lack of Oversight and Poor Care for Patients

A new federal report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is calling on regulators to increase oversight of the hospice industry, which served 1.4 million Americans and received $16.7 billion in Medicare payments in 2016. The report details fraud… Read More

Third Former Employee to Enter Plea in Nursing Home Death Case

A former employee at a nursing home in Boardman, Ohio was scheduled to appear in court last Thursday to enter a plea concerning charges she faces in connection to the death of resident. The former employee of Greenbriar Health Care Center has been charged… Read More

Despite Resident Death, Iowa Nursing Home Retains Five-Star Rating

Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center, Iowa still has a five-star rating from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of resident care, even though a resident died in February and the facility was fined last year for physical… Read More

Analysis of Federal Data Shows Nursing Homes Are Often Understaffed

Most nursing homes have been understaffed for years but administrators have been lying to the government about it, according to Kaiser Health News' recent analysis of Medicare payroll records. The data reveals significant changes in the number of staff… Read More

Investigation Finds New Mexico Nursing Homes are Some of Nation's Worst

New Mexico nursing homes have serious deficiencies that put them among some of the worst nursing facilities in the nation, according to a detailed analysis by ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization. ProPublica's analysis revealed that 36… Read More

69-Year-Old Man Confesses to Sexually Assaulting Two Nursing Home Residents

A 69-year-old man from Sauk City, Wisconsin, confessed to sexually assaulting two residents of a local nursing home within the past few months. He told authorities he hoped one of the victims would not talk about it. The latest assault occurred on May… Read More

Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes

When people think of nursing home abuse, they often imagine residents being physically assaulted or verbally harassed. However, in recent years, more residents have been victims of social media abuse. This form of abuse occurs when nursing home staff… Read More

Brain Injuries in Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents are already in declining health, which is why brain injuries can be particularly debilitating. Severe brain injuries can cause blood clots and potentially fatal complications. These injuries could also increase the risk of developing… Read More

Critics Say Long-Term Care Ombudsman Not Advocating for Nursing Home Residents

Iowa's long-term care ombudsman is being criticized for not doing enough to advocate for the well-being of the state's 543,000 nursing home residents. For example, the ombudsman has not lobbied lawmakers about any bills for nursing home residents and… Read More

Ohio Nursing Home Has 4 Times as Many Health Citations as State Average

Eaglewood Care Center, a nursing home in Springfield, Ohio, has been cited 31 times for health violations, which is four times the state average of 6.2. The 31 citations include a citation for failing to respond to a patient who was suffering respiratory… Read More

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