Everything listed under: alzheimers

  • Bill Proposed in Efforts to Deter Invasion of Developmentally Disabled Elders’ Privacy

    One state’s senator is supporting a bill in hopes of further protecting seniors with developmental disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s. The bill provides additional specification for violations of these vulnerable seniors’ privacy rights, especially those in nursing homes. If passed, the bill would instill laws and regulations to prevent privacy breaches.The bill was ignited following an incident where a nurse’s aide took and posted a photograph on social media of a demente...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident with Alzheimer's Allegedly Beaten by Nursing Home Employee, No Charges Yet

    One former nursing home employee may be prosecuted after admitting she injured an elderly resident in her care. According to the police statement, the employee hit the elderly resident in self-defense due the resident’s combative behavior. The resident suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.The employee admitted to police that she deeply regrets her actions but was “over-worked and tired.” The employee was immediately terminated, according to a state report.   Read More...

  • Giving Back To Nursing Home Patients On Mother’s Day

    Two individuals with loved ones formerly in nursing homes decided to continue giving back after their loved ones passed. They noticed the difference dolls made for Alzheimer’s patients and started a baby doll drive to provide dolls for patients at a nursing home in memory of their loved ones with Alzheimer’s.“So many times we’ve seen with the Alzheimer’s patients that the last 30 years, maybe 40 years, that’s what’s gone,” said one of the loved one...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Charged In Death Of Patient

    Two nursing home employees have been charged with felonies in connection with the death of a patient. The patient suffered from dementia and was allowed to wander from the facility. One employee reset the lock on the door without verifying that no one had left the facility. The other employee falsified documentation that she had completed 30 minute room checks for each patient.   Read More...

  • Video With Nursing Home Patient And Daughter Goes Viral

    A video has gone viral with 1.6 million hits after a daughter recorded a candid video talking with her mother on her bed at the nursing home. The two were having a conversation when her mother recognized her and said her name, "Kelly". The daughter of the nursing home patient was surprised and happy to be recognized, especially with a twin sister.An Alzheimer's expert had this to say about the moment captured on video, “I think this kind of thing happens more than we might i...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities Work To Improve Wandering Issues After Being Cited, Fined

    Two nursing home facilities are working to improve the safety of their Alzheimer's patients. Since they have a wandering rate of 6 in 10, Alzheimer's patients need special measures taken to ensure their safety is met. These nursing home facilities each received thousands of dollars in fines, because they allowed patients to wander.  The facilities in addition to receiving fines and citations, developed a plan of correction to prevent future wandering incidents. “Facilities are supposed...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Caregiver Faces Felony For Patient Abuse

    A nursing home caregiver has been charged with a felony of abuse of an elderly person. The patient involved in the incident was located near a door. He suffered from Alzheimer's.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes May Be Required To Increase Staff Training On Dementia Care

    Increased care requirement may come into play in one state. With a bill underway by lobbyists for Alzheimer's patients, nursing homes may be expected to improve staff training. The bill would require nursing home staff to be trained and perform tasks revealing they can put what they learned into practice.  The bill is receiving opposition due to concerns over ability to admit dementia patients if facilities have not completed the proper training.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Converts To Memory Center For Dementia Patients

    A nursing home will soon be converted to a "memory center" as there is a growing need and trend to fulfill the needs of nursing home patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  Nursing homes have flourished in the area, so the current nursing home facility experienced a drop in revenue with struggles to compete with other facilities filling their beds. However, the need for dementia specific care is rising.   Read More...