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Eastern Iowa County Leading the State With Most Home Health Violations

The Iowa County Public Health Department was reviewed by state inspectors last year, and the resulting findings put the agency in the spotlight, but not in a good way. After state inspectors concluded their review, the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) assessed the home health agency with 37 total…

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Arbor Court of Mount Pleasant, Aspire of Primghar Added to List of Nation’s Worst Nursing Homes

Arbor Court of Mount Pleasant is one of two Iowa nursing homes recently added to the Special-Focus Facilities list. This list includes the worst-performing long-term care facilities in the nation. The Special Focus Facility designation comes after two residents died between January 2022 and December 2022. The Centers for Medicare…

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Prestige Care Center Cited for 19 Violations; Owner Accused of Defrauding Taxpayers

State regulators have cited a southern Iowa nursing home for 19 regulatory violations. The facility is also partially owned by someone who has been accused of fraud. The facility, Prestige Care Center, was cited for multiple medication errors. For example, it was recently revealed that a nurse put tap water…

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Iowa Nursing Home Cited for Gangrene and Death of Resident

A nursing home in Iowa received multiple citations this past March for several state and federal regulatory violations. Following 23 individual complaints for the same facility, inspectors investigated the facility. Out of the exceptionally high number of complaints received, inspectors were able to substantiate 19. What You Should Know About…

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Iowa DIA Again Fails to Assess Triple Nursing Home Fines

Earlier this month, the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) cited an Iowa nursing home for violations in connection with a resident’s death. This was not the first time Lantern Park, a long-term care facility located in Coralville, was cited for high-profile violations. In fact, it was the second high-level…

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Administrator for Drug Use Faces No Charges From Licensing Board

A nursing home administrator in Iowa was let go last year after being found under the influence of drugs while working. She is also accused of unlawfully absconding with patient medications. Despite these allegations, however, the former administrator will not be facing any charges from the Iowa Board of Nursing…

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Are Nursing Homes Liable for Failing to Follow Physician Orders?

Do you have concerns about the care your loved one is getting in his or her nursing home? If so, you are not alone. Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide residents with a quality of care. This level of care must meet both federal and state standards, which…

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Alzheimer’s Care Facility Fined For Sending Live Woman to Funeral Home in a Body Bag

An Iowa care facility is facing a $10,000 fine after it sent a live resident to a funeral home in a body bag. State inspectors say the woman was a resident of the Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. Her health was declining, so she was placed in hospice care….

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State Report Says Multiple Factors Led to Death of Resident of Parkside Manor

There were multiple factors that contributed to the death of a resident of the Parkside Manor nursing home in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to a state report that was just released. The resident was admitted to the facility in June 2022 after being diagnosed with dementia. In December, she walked out…

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Elderly Woman Found Dead on Property of Assisted Living Facility

On December 19, the body of an elderly woman was discovered on the grounds of an assisted living facility in Wisconsin. According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the deceased woman was found near the Parkside Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. The police were called to…

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