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Two-Week COVID-19 Vaccine Delay for Most Wisconsin Nursing Homes

Wisconsin state officials are hoping that the majority of nursing home residents will be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of January 2021. However, while many of the state's hospitals will begin receiving these vaccinations on Monday, there could be… Read More

Nursing Home Care Plans and Why They Matter to a Legal Claim

Nursing home care plans play a major role in helping to ensure the overall well-being of a resident. What can you do when a facility fails in this duty and that neglect causes a loved one to suffer an injury, medical illness or even death? Learn more… Read More

What Duty of Care Do Nursing Homes Owe Residents Amid the Ongoing Pandemic?

Many states across the country have granted immunity from civil lawsuits to nursing homes and their staff. However, that does not mean those entrusting their loved ones to one of these facilities should have to accept substandard care. PKSD talks about… Read More

Trapped Inside One Assisted Living Facility: We Don't Know Who is Dead or Alive

 The pandemic has notably caused tens of thousands of deaths in nursing homes across the country. In one assisted living facility in Bronxwood, New York, the death toll started shortly after COVID-19 outbreaks began to be reported in the U.S., around… Read More

Department of Health Services Releases Guidance for Safer Visits to Assisted Living Facilities

Unfortunately, many of the steps we have taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 have caused unintended physical and emotional consequences. For example, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have severely limited visits because the elderly are at… Read More

300 More Residents Died in Wisconsin Nursing Homes Than in Previous Month

Between October 12 and November 8, statistics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that 294 residents in Wisconsin nursing homes had died as a result of COVID-19. In the latest report to the federal government, nearly 300… Read More

Report Card: Wisconsin and New Mexico Special Focus Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports most nursing homes today may have between six or more deficiencies. Keeping this in mind, how many deficiencies may result in a nursing home being classified as a Special Focus Facility (SFF)?… Read More

Is Your Loved One Being Neglected Amid Latest COVID-19 Spike in Wisconsin Nursing Homes?

Many people may have concerns about issues, such as neglect, that their loved one’s may face in a nursing home. Facilities that were struggling before the pandemic may find it even harder to maintain staffing levels or adhere to best hiring practices… Read More

Key Issues Impacting Nursing Home Residents Due to the Ongoing Pandemic

Nursing home residents have been hardest hit by the coronavirus. As the year begins to wind down, it is important to look at some of the key issues that continue to plague these vulnerable patients. If your loved one has been injured or negatively affected… Read More

Residents’ Rights Month Emphasizes Importance of Residents Connecting with Their Loved Ones

October has been designated Residents’ Rights Month by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. This annual event recognizes all residents in long-term care facilities and celebrates awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individual… Read More

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