Everything listed under: nursing home neglect

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Involves Coumadin Overdose

    A nursing home patient is suing a nursing home for medication errors. The nursing home provided 5 times the prescribed dose of Coumadin. Coumadin is a blood thinner.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Chain Lawsuit Involving 25 Facilities Pending

    A chain of nursing homes has a lawsuit pending against them for false advertisement of facility offerings. The facilities advertised clean accommodations and in a comfortable environment with food and water. Instead, the nursing homes are being accused of allowing patients to stay in soiled diapers, or putting residents in diapers due to lack of staffing to aid the residents when transferring to the bathroom.  Other promised under-deliveries include slow response time to call bells, if ther...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cameras Allowed In One State Coming Soon

    A new law passed in one state will allow family members to monitor the care of their loved ones in nursing home facilities. The law requires residents and their families to furnish costs and monitor the equipment. There are still issues and details to be worked out with nursing home facilities and the implementation of the bill, but the overall goal of offering family members peace of mind is the key to this bill.   Read More...

  • Water Overflow Causes Issues For Patients

    A nursing home facility has a sewage problem that has continued allowing water to overflow into patient rooms. Relatives of family members in the home are upset that the issue is not resolving fast enough. When employees were questioned about the issue, they directed specific questions to the facility administrator.   Read More...

  • Former Administrator And DON Accused Of Stealing Prescription Drugs

    A former nursing home administrator has been accused of stealing over 1800 hydrocodone tablets. The medication tablets were discontinued and ready to be destroyed. An audit of the medication revealed the tablets had not been logged properly.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Are Asked To Reduce Patient Hospitalizations

    Efforts to reduce unnecessary hospital visits for nursing home patients are still under way three years after an initiative began promoting reduction of hospitalizations.  The study has left the issue still at large. Patients may be sent due to a lack of knowledge of symptoms, fear of lawsuits, family members requiring it, or incentives for reimbursements.   Read More...

  • Family Of Loved One Sues Nursing Home For Wrongful Death

    A nursing home patient died after years of spending time at a nursing home. However, the time leading up to her death involved two falls and an "unstageable" pressure ulcer. The patient was known to be a high fall risk and at risk for pressure ulcers.  The family believes the fall and the fractured hip sustained due to the fall were preventable.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fine Of $1.23 Million Requires Improved Care

    A nursing home facility is still working to improve its quality care level after receiving a fine exceeding $1 million. The fine came from 35 deficiencies identified in the home during a survey of the nursing home. The deficiencies involved unclean bathrooms, medication errors, neglect of patients, among others.  The facility was able to clear its subsequent survey, however, the nursing home was threatened with the initial decision to remove reimbursement funding from the facility.   Read More...

  • Ombudsman Program Funded To Expand

    A new ombudsman program has been funded to expand its training to recruit and educate more volunteers. The $133,000 will go to help facilitate training for new ombudsman from additional counties. New ombudsman volunteers will support additional counties with nursing home residents.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Education Initiative Holds Hopes Of Raising Quality Care

    A government funded agency has added more emphasis on training nursing home staff to improve the quality of care for nursing home patients. A new initiative focusing on prevention and improvement of medical assessments and condition management is providing higher education for caregivers in hopes of raising the bar of care provided. Expected outcomes from the model promoted with the training include reduced hospitalizations and spending of government funds.   Read More...