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Nursing Home Aides Training Requirements Reduced Amid Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, nursing home residents continue to be the most vulnerable and susceptible to this virus. In spite of that reality, the Trump administration took measures to relax training requirements for individuals… Read More

Will COVID-19 Lead to Increased Substandard Care in Nursing Homes?

Many family members in Wisconsin and around the country may wonder if the COVID-19 lockdown of nursing homes will impact their ability to stay informed about a loved one's care. While outside visitors are unable to enter the facility, how will they know… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Why Backyard Fireworks May Cause Serious Injuries

There are few things more American than fireworks than gathering with friends and family to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. However, because of the pandemic, most public events have been canceled. While many may use this as an opportunity to create… Read More

Albuquerque Nursing Home Denies Cookout Led to COVID-19 Outbreak

Administrators at the Princeton Place nursing home in Albuquerque, New Mexico honored nursing staff and other caregivers at the facility with a company cookout for their efforts in keeping it coronavirus-free. However, just five days after photos of the… Read More

CMS Updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) imposed visitation restrictions to nursing homes across the country beginning March 2020. These visitation bans have been ongoing to help curb the spread of COVID-19, causing stress for many family members… Read More

Study Reveals What Could Reduce COVID-19 Spread in Nursing Homes

Most people are aware by now that the novel coronavirus disproportionately affects the elderly, especially those with underlying medical conditions. To learn more about the impact of this virus within a nursing home environment, a research team at the… Read More

Remembering Ezekiel Gillespie, Pioneer for African American Voting Rights

Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the end of slavery and freedom for African Americans. It is also an opportunity to look back at civil rights pioneers like Ezekiel Gillespie, who secured voting rights for African Americans in Wisconsin and helped found… Read More

How a Nursing Home Turn Schedule Affects Bedsores

Elderly residents who are bedridden and dealing with other underlying health conditions are among the most susceptible to bedsores, especially if their nursing home is not providing an acceptable standard of care. PKSD discusses why nursing home turn… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Forced Arbitration Clauses Threaten Your Rights

As if the economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19 are not enough, now there is yet another challenge arising from the pandemic. In PKSD's latest newsletter, thousands of businesses are incorporating more legalese into their contracts that protects… Read More

Wisconsin UM/UIM Motorists Claims Amid COVID-19

Amid the fallout from COVID-19, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.1 percent in April, causing approximately 393,000 residents to file new claims for unemployment benefits. According to US News and World Report, this percentage of unemployment… Read More

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