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  • Less Than 90% Of Nursing Home Care Complaints Validated Based On State Report

    A report has been released regarding survey reports in one state where out of 507 complaints, only 43 were validated as violations of care. The report came from a legal aid group where surveys had been studied and analyzed over a period of time from 2012 to 2014. "It stretches belief to suggest that 92% of complaints filed by residents, their families, or the ombudsman were unfounded," the report said.   Read More...

  • State's Largest Nursing Home Chain Owner Finds Facilities Under Scrutiny

    The largest nursing home chain owner in one state has facilities under scrutiny due to poor care concerns for patients at the nursing homes. Three facilities have been closed in recent months, making up half of the six total facilities out of 1,200 that have closed in that timeframe. The owner of the facilities says he is being singled out.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home May Close Due To Violations Causing Lack Of Funding

    A nursing home barred from accepting new patients is now on the chopping block to close. After losing the privilege of admitting patients, the facility also lost Medicare funding. The facility may close doors due to lack of funding to run the nursing home.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Rankings Are Backed By Stories Of Poor Quality Care

    Families are questioning facilities that remain open after incidents occurred resulting in injury or deterioration in health of loved ones. These facilities are among six in the same county ranked in the “much below average” level of nursing home care in the state. Nine out of twenty facilities ranked below average.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies, Caregiver Charged With Second-Degree Murder

    A former licensed care provider is being charged with second-degree murder in a nursing home neglect case. The patient died of sepsis after suffering from severe pressure ulcers. The caregiver had a license at one point, but failed to renew it.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Caregiver Falsifies Records To Cover Neglect

    A licensed practical nurse (LPN) has been charged with neglect of vulnerable adults. She was a former caregiver at a nursing home facility where concerns arose regarding her treatment of patients at the facility. The nurse was noted signing documents saying she had dispensed medication to four patients.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Barred From Receiving New Patients Due To Violations

    Patients are not allowed to be admitted to a nursing home receiving fines for violations dating months back. Nursing home staff put some residents in immediate jeopardy causing the bar on admissions until quality of care is improved. The nursing home is under 20 hours of monitoring a week as well.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Drug Theft Rises

    Drug abuse and theft have risen in one state involving nursing home patients. Nursing home workers account for one fifth of the theft of drugs from nursing home patients in one state. To combat the growing problem, nursing home facilities are enacting stricter tracking mechanisms for their patients' medications or installing surveillance cameras to monitor the movement of prescription drugs.  "Drug diversion and prescription abuse is a growing area of concern nationally and in Minnesota," a...  Read More...