Everything listed under: assisted living

  • Journalist Claims Assisted Living Facilities Not an Appropriate Choice for Many Senior Citizens

    A large portion of Americans struggle with balancing a career, raising a family, and numerous other personal responsibilities.  Additionally, many of these same people are taking in their elderly parent or parents once their parents hit an age where living independently is too difficult.  One article recently published touches on whether taking elderly parents into her own home was a negative or positive experience, since there are approximately 30,000 facilities in the United States t...  Read More...

  • Administrator Abandons Assisted Living Facility, Leaving Housekeeper In Charge

    A 21-year-old housekeeper at a Missouri assisted living facility came to work one day to find his boss left his a note saying he was in charge of the residents. The note said, “You probably could have guessed by now but I am not coming back.  If you do walk out or leave without certified staff, corporate will report you to the State and you will be placed on an EDL list and possible jail time.”Now he says he is stranded with residents for whom he cannot provide care.   Read More...

  • Virginia Releases New Standards for Assisted Living Facilities

    On February 1, 2018, the Virginia State Board of Social Services released new regulations for assisted living facilities in the Commonwealth.  For more, see the new regulations.   Read More...

  • Granddaughter Opens Assisted Living Facility To Get Nana The Care She Deserves

    After seeing her grandmother move from facility to facility without ever receiving the care or attention she deserved, a woman decided to open her own assisted living home. “Clara lived with my family from when I was 10 years old,” the granddaughter recalled. “After I left for college, her dementia really started showing and progressing to a level where my parents couldn’t take care of her in the home.”"Nana" struggled with chronic dehydration, urinar...  Read More...

  • Woman Sues Assisted Living Facility For Abandoning Her During California Wildfires

    A 94-year-old Santa Rosa woman filed suit against the owners of her assisted living facility says they left her and other patients in their beds during the October wildfires which raged all around them.Another lawsuit against the same facility for the incident claims that employees left behind at least 1/3 of the almost 70 patients, including some with dementia. Family members did help all the patients escape before the facility burned to the ground. For more, read the story.   Read More...

  • Deplorable Conditions Lead to State's Effort to Revoke Assisted Living License

    The Indiana Attorney General’s office alleges that the conduct of the owner of a licensed assistant living facility led to "years of significant health and safety issues" including a dead resident's body covered in cockroaches, mouse droppings on cooking surfaces, insufficient supervision, and no employees with first aid certification.“Every day or every other day we’d see an ambulance and a fire truck over there and everything, constantly,” said Zelda Armst...  Read More...

  • Facility That Permitted Patient To Freeze To Death Barred From Taking New Residents

    The state of Wisconsin has barred an assisted living facility from taking new residents following an incident in which an elderly dementia patient was found frozen to death outside with temperatures below 10 degrees.The woman had recently transferred from a different facility. "The family decided to be pro-active and look for a smaller facility, and with winter coming they wanted a more secure environment," according to the state report. However, the facility did not have a front door ...  Read More...

  • Huge Gaps Jeopardizing Care of Elderly Found in Assisted Living Facility Regulation

    A recent federal investigation commissioned by four senators found "huge gaps" in the regulation of assisted living facilities in the U.S. Investigators report that the care of hundreds of thousands of patients in assisted living facilities has been "potentially jeopardized." The New York Times which reviewed the report by the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, revealed that it found the federal government lacking even the most...  Read More...

  • Assisted Living Facility Designed To Take Dementia Patients Back To What They Remember

    The desire to aid dementia patients with therapeutic remedies for the frustrations and confusion associated with Alzheimer's, a physical therapist turned CEO helped conceptualize a design for a controlled environment that would take people back to what they know. Patients struggling with dementia often remember from age 21 and younger. Therefore, the physical therapist designed an assisted living facility that looks like the 1930's inside. The facility specializes in caring for pa...  Read More...