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  • Nursing Home Raided For Documents To Prove Workers’ Allegations

    Government officials raided a nursing home for documents on grounds it diverted $4 million of the facility’s funds. Union workers accused the nursing home of moving their retirement funds before claiming bankruptcy. The workers filed claims against the nursing home when funds when missing from pay check stubs.Workers also accused the CFO of the company of diverting their pay check wages to himself and a religious charity.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Survey Inspection Reveals Mismanagement Of Temporary Nurses

    A state survey inspection report reveals that a nursing home had 7 mismanaged temporary nursing staff at the time of a patient’s death. One of those nurse’s made 7 medication errors when the survey inspection took place. Another nurse was charged with involuntary manslaughter among other charges, which brought the survey inspection as a result.“[The nurse] could have saved [the patient’s] life had she simply done her job.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Acknowledges Patient Neglect

    A nursing home has admitted fault in the negligent care of a patient. The nursing home identified cost-cutting and a shortage of staffing as the reasons for the negligent care. The patient died following a series of negligent incidents and care.From a failure to offer promised activities, to dehydration, to wandering, to rationing urine pads, the family saw many repeat violations of care.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patients No Longer To Receive Nightly Bed Checks

    Nursing home patients under one company’s for-profit umbrella will no longer receive bed checks at night. The company’s dementia unit strategist added to the policy to remove the routine checks stating, "The routine of 'doing rounds ruing the night shift is based upon a hospital culture, not a home environment – routine checks for safety and breathing are not necessary.” The policy is part of a “no wake” policy to avoid disturbing the sleep of patients in the facilities. Loved ones are conc...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient And Registered Sex Offender Assaults Other Patients

    Two patients at the nursing home were assaulted and police are investigated the circumstances. A nursing home is under investigation as well as a nursing home patient. The facility admitted a registered sex offender who failed to submit a change of address when admitted to the facility. The investigation will address whether or not the nursing home knew of the patient's status as a sex offender.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Scabies Outbreaks Drawing Attention Of Elder Abuse Task Force

    An elder abuse task force met recently to identify opportunities for diagnosing scabies properly and to hold nursing home facilities accountable to do so. Scabies has been a growing problem that is going undiagnosed in nursing home patients. Scabies outbreaks in nursing homes are leading to infection and sometimes death in patients.Several lawsuits have been filed against nursing homes because of negligence in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies At Hands Of Other Patient

    A nursing home patient died after an incident with another patient. The patient was found in her bed bleeding for hours before receiving care. One patient being combative beat the other patient in the head with a chain.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Footage: Patient Falls, Remains In Floor, Berated By Nurses

    A family member installed a hidden camera in their loved one's nursing home room. The patient had complained of being mistreated by staff at the facility. After the camera caught abuse on video, several workers were fired as a result of the treatment recorded. The footage recorded the patient falling out of bed, calling for help for more than an hour with no answer, and then being berated once approached by a nurse.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staffing Shortages And Turnover Require More Nurses In The Field

    Nursing homes have immense staffing problems, requiring more career paths focused on nursing for nursing home facilities. Nursing students are being encouraged to apply at nursing homes. Unfortunately, the turnover rate is as high as 90 percent in some states.   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...

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