Everything listed under: nursing home deficiencies

  • One State Mentioned in Federal Government Audit as Deficient in Nursing Home Care

    According to a recent report, one state was cautioned by the federal government to improve its nursing home health and safety measures.   According to this report, many regulations were not being implemented by nursing home administration, resulting in various violations across health and safety standards.   The report mentions that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released the report.   Read More...

  • Family Files Lawsuit Following the "Preventable Death" of Relative in a Nursing Home

    A lawsuit was born after a family alleges their relative’s mental and physical health declined after being admitted to a nursing home.  According to the suit, the 65-year-old was a victim of several preventable deficiencies.  Claims against the nursing home and its administrator include failure to prevent and treat pressure ulcers, dehydration, and infection, among others.   Read More...

  • One State's "Class 1" Nursing Home Violations Published

    One state had several “Class 1” violations in nursing home facilities in April 2019, according to a recent press release. Some of the violations were found after a complaint and investigation was conducted, and one may have been a random inspection. Among these deficiencies included resident verbal abuse by employees, failure to take preventative measures to keep residents safe, and resident neglect by employees.   Read More...

  • Health and Safety Deficiencies in Nursing Home Facility Result in over $85,000 Fine

    A nursing home in one state just received a hefty fine for several health and safety deficiencies. The fine was one of this state’s largest penalties in the past three years. Among the deficiencies were nursing staff’s failure to take proper measures to stop the spreading of preventable infections, inadequate staff training, and low staff counts.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staff Neglected to Perform CPR on Multiple Residents, Despite Facility Policy

    One nursing home prompted an investigation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) after two patients died under staff care. According to records from CMS, neither patient had a Do Not Resuscitate order and no advance directive. The deaths were not timely nor expected, and one resident was even scheduled to be released in the near future.   After the investigation, the nursing home reportedly had many more deficiencies.   Read More...

  • Family Member Deeply Concerned about Mother’s Care in Nursing Home, Demands Staffing Changes

    The daughter of one nursing home resident is frustrated at the lack of apparent care her mother is receiving from nursing staff. Her mother’s health requires round the clock care due to declining health. The daughter’s concerns include finding her mother soaked in urine on multiple occasions.“My mother has gone through so much in life – so much in life that people have no clue.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Survey Reveals Numerous Deficiencies

    A nursing home inspection has revealed various deficiencies by the nursing home to provide quality care to its patients. Deficiencies noted in the report based on the survey inspection included numerous falls by a high fall risk patient in one day and patients eating soap. Other deficiencies included dementia patients allowed to wander through doorways and put into situations of risk or danger to themselves or others, as well as Incidents occurring that went on reported to authorities.“The...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $56,000 For Multiple Violations And Deficiencies

    A nursing home has been fined by the state more than $56,000 for fines due to failures to meet the standard of care for patients in the following areas:Failing to meet staffing requirements for nursing and personal care for 11 of 14 days.Failing to provide appropriate nutrition, insulin, medications and blood glucose monitoring of a resident, resulting in hospitalization.Failing to assess pain and provide pain relief for a resident, resulting in hospitalization.Not ensuring that one patient'...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Whistleblowers Retaliating After Losing Jobs

    CNAs formerly employed at a nursing home are retaliating after being fired from their positions at the facility. The CNAs claim that the nursing home was allowing patients to be tied to their wheelchairs with bedsheets. They raised concerns about the practice and were shortly after fired. The nurses met with the nursing home's executive director and director of nursing, at which point they were asked to deny their statements about the patients being tied with bedsheets.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Receives Highest Class Of Violations And A Fine of $100,000

    One nursing home facility has been fined $100,000 for the highest class of violation that can be received from a state survey. The citation was given to the facility based on the failure to properly care for a patient that led to his death. The patient had a history of head trauma and difficulties with chewing and swallowing.   Read More...