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New Mexico Retirement Community Confirms Coronavirus Deaths

The state Department of Health confirmed a new outbreak of coronavirus as the cause of death for two residents at La Vida Llena, a New Mexico retirement community. Both men were of an advanced age, one in his 80s and the other in his 90s, and both also suffered from…

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COVID-19 Continues to Spread in Wisconsin Nursing Homes

An Ozaukee County nursing home facility reported two more deaths from the coronavirus. Both the 87-year-old man and 82-year-old woman were hospice patients in the memory care unit at Village Pointe Commons’ long-term care facility in Grafton and were also among the first to test positive for the virus there….

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Coronavirus Outbreak Likely to Spread in Wisconsin Nursing Homes

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a Grafton nursing home is at the center of the coronavirus outbreak. About 13 staff and residents at Village Pointe Commons have tested positive for COVID-19 and one death has occurred. These cases have already been traced to a caregiver at the facility. Other…

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Will Nursing Home Residents Receive the Care They Need During COVID-19 Outbreak?

Coronavirus has everyone concerned, and with good reason. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you may worry that he or she will not receive sufficient care if the facility becomes quarantined. Our Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers at PKSD Law discuss some recommendations that may help….

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Nursing Home Chain Settles For Millions in Whistleblower Claim

On February 19, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office released news that Guardian Elder Care Holdings Inc. agreed to paying more than $15 million in damages. This settlement resolves allegations under the False Claims Act that Guardian knowingly up-charged Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for over six years…

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News Investigation Finds Unsanitary Nursing Home Kitchens are Making Residents Sick

Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the nation have suffered foodborne illnesses caused by serious food safety violations. Thousands of citations have been issued for violations that included undercooked food, moldy kitchen devices, cockroaches, mouse droppings and more. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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Is Your Loved One Being Overmedicated in a Wisconsin Nursing Home?

In many nursing homes, there are not enough employees to provide the proper level of care and attention that many of the elderly need. This has resulted in caregivers overmedicating patients, which puts residents at risk for other serious complications, injuries and even death. If you suspect that your loved…

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Deadly, Drug-resistant Germs Spreading in Nursing Homes

Candida auris, a deadly fungus, is one of many drug-resistant germs spreading in nursing homes around the country. Since this highly contagious germ first arrived in the United States four years ago, it has infected as many as 796 patients, with approximately 1,540 more being carriers. About half of those…

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Understanding Duty of Care in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

Every person has a responsibility to act reasonably in order to avoid harm to others. This is especially true when we trust nursing home facilities to care for our elderly loved ones. The duty of care in nursing homes dictates the way nursing home staff must treat residents. If this…

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Massive Budget Cuts Prevent Iowa Ombudsmen from Visiting Nursing Homes

In response to massive budget cuts to Iowa’s Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, the state agency has eliminated nearly all staff visits to nursing homes and assisted care facilities. The most recent session of the Iowa Legislature resulted in lawmakers cutting $500,000 from the Office of the State…

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