Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Nursing Home Reimbursements Push Maximum Therapy Levels On Patients

    Ultrahigh therapy is providing top dollar reimbursements, driving nursing home facilities to offer these extreme levels of therapy to their patients at a maximum of 720 minutes per day. Although experts argue that therapy in itself is a positive treatment for patients struggling with speech skills, gait balance, dressing and bathing, there could be a law of diminishing returns when it comes to offering too much therapy. However, these issues are less addressed when the reimbursement for ultrahig...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Transfers After Claiming Abuse By Caregiver

    A nursing home patient has moved out of her facility after claiming abuse by a nursing home employee. The nursing home patient claims she suffered a sprained arm, bladder infection and severe dehydration. She lived at the facility for five years before transferring to another nursing home.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home LPN Sentence For Stealing Pain Pills From Patients

    A now former employee of a nursing facility was accused and found guilty of stealing almost 200 pills from the residents she cared for day to day. The pills she stole were narcotics to be used for controlling pain of the elderly in the facility. The former employee, a licensed practical nurse, filled out the medical documents saying that she gave the residents their pills so she could safely steal them without being caught.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $415,000 For Medicaid Reporting Errors

    A nursing home chain is required to pay more than $415,000 for failing to accurately report to Medicaid for reimbursement payments. Although what the nursing home chain was penalized, it was made clear that the situation did not harm or pose a threat to any of the patients’ health or conditions. The nursing home facility refused wrongdoing despite the allegations and charges.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Administered Antipsychotic Drugs Reduced By One Fifth Since 2011

    It is becoming less common for nursing homes to administer antipsychotic drugs to residents with dementia. The drugs have been given in many cases to patients unnecessarily. These particular drugs are usually given to suppress violent or physical outbursts and unnecessary shouting In addition to the drug being administered unnecessarily, the prescriptions for the drugs were often “off-label”, or not yet approved by the FDA.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Sued Due To Wrongful Death Of Patient

    A family is suing a nursing home for neglecting their loved one. During his stay it was known to the nursing home staff that the resident was at a high risk for aspiration. During the brief time he was a patient there, only a matter of days, he became sick.   Read More...

  • State Plan Proposes Moving Inmates From Prisons To Nursing Homes

    The state has come up with a new plan to allow elderly and weak prison inmate to be released from prisons into nursing homes. There is precedence, however, the update to the plan is that the opportunity to live in a nursing home is now open to a wider variety of inmates. Those arguing in favor of this plan say that elderly inmates are no longer a threat to society.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Surveillance Reveals Employee Was Guilty Of Abuse

    A nursing home facility fired one of their nursing home employees, because the woman was caught on video tape pushing one of the home’s residents to the ground. The video tape shows that the resident had opened a drawer and when the woman walked in she closed the drawer and then pushed the resident to the floor. When first confronted about the incident the woman claimed that it was an accidental fall.  However, upon reviewing the video surveillance it was confirmed she purposefully shoved t...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Administrator Receives Sentencing For Stealing Pain Medication

    A former nursing home employee was arrested recently for stealing drugs and money from the nursing home in which she was employed. She pleaded guilty for all charges she received. The woman mostly stole pain medication from her residents and also many times would persuade them to lend her money.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Concerns Over Blood Thinners

    There is a growing concern for residents of nursing homes who are given the blood thinning medication Coumadin. The concerns stems from the difficulty for nursing homes to control the use of the drug in a way that all residents remain safe using it. It either results in the facilities accidentally administering too much blood thinner, causing them to bleed out, or not enough, causing them to obtain blood clots.   Read More...