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Wisconsin Nursing Homes Rank Among the Top in the U.S.

If your loved one is a resident of a Wisconsin nursing home, you can rest assured that they are most likely receiving a better quality of care than they would in homes in most other states. According to a recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Wisconsin nursing homes…

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Decoding Medicare and Medicaids Five-Star Rating System

Choosing the right assisted living facility for a loved one is never an easy task. The Nursing Home Compare website provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a solid starting point when researching nursing home facilities, but what do those scores really mean for the quality…

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Caregiverlist Announces May 2015 Annual Cost of Care Index

Wisconsin seniors needing long-term care in a nursing home should expect to pay approximately $76,301.43 per year for care. The most recent average cost was announced by The Caregiverlist Nursing Home Index in its May 2015 report. The report determines the annual cost based on the daily rates of 427…

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Maggio, Judge in Nursing Home Bribery Case, Steps Down

Former Arkansas judge Michael Maggio pleaded guilty to bribery allegations and has now voluntarily surrendered his license in order to avoid a disciplinary hearing. The move comes in response to allegations that Maggio accepted campaign contributions from the owner of Greenbriar Care Center, a nursing home, and an associated lobbyist…

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State Finds Neglect led to Nursing Home Residents Wandering

An investigative report conducted by the State of Minnesota found the wandering of a Big Lake nursing home resident last January to have been the result of the facility’s neglect. The report was made public April 15, and it concludes that the Cherrywood Advanced Living facility was negligent in its…

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Nursing Homes and the Risk of Hepatitis A

Nursing home residents are a vulnerable population. In many cases, these are patients who already have compromised immune systems or difficulties with their health. If assisted living caretakers or nursing home staff members are not careful to protect them from the spread of dangerous illnesses like hepatitis A, it is…

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Genworth Study Reveals Elder Care Costs Rising

Genworth released its annual Cost of Care Study to continue educating the public on the expenses associated with nursing home and assisted living facilities. Long-term care for the aging population is an increasingly cost-prohibitive service. What Genworths 2015 study found was that the cost of care in certain states has…

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Guardianship Sought by Nursing Homes Looking to Collect on Debts

A disturbing trend has come to light in the nursing home industry, and that is facilities seeking guardianship of incapacitated residents in order to secure payments for outstanding debts. The reason is simple: Once guardianship is attained, the home may access the patients bank account to pay themselves without dispute….

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The Big Move: How to Transition Your Relative into a Nursing Home

Broaching the subject of moving your aging loved one into a nursing home can be touchy for everyone involved. You want the best care for them and they want to maintain their independence, but you may not have the financial or emotional resources to do that any longer. It is…

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Employees at Two Alabama Nursing Homes Charged with Abuse, Theft

Two employees at separate Bessemer, Ala. nursing homes are facing charges for crimes against the elderly residents they were hired to care for: one for abuse and the other for theft. According to Attorney General Luther Strange, 34-year-old Latrice Shuntae Brown, of Birmingham, has been charged with abuse of a…

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