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  • State Legislation May Require Generators In Nursing Homes

    Legislators in one state are working to pass into law preventions for death due to power failures. One nursing home has a current death toll of 14 patients who died in the aftermath of a hurricane. The weight of the tragedy has caused focus on prevention of power loss to avoid further incidents. In the words of one legislator, "Any loss of life is tragic, but it is worse when death can be avoided." Nursing home owners are showing disfavor with the potential requirements of generat...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse Protection Can Be Provided By Cameras In Patient Rooms

    Advocates of camera use in nursing homes are making the argument that cameras are being used to abuse patients, so they should be allowed to be used for protection. Nurse caregivers are taking indecent photos of patients and posting them on social media. This is seen as a contradiction to any ban of cameras to monitor care of patients. Patients can be protected from abuse, or at least abuse can be recognized and dealt with appropriately with cameras monitoring care.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Infected Wounds

    A nursing home that allowed a patient's wounds to become infested with maggots was earlier fined $163,000.  The facility earlier allowed a patient to experience unwitnessed falls and die. The facility then allowed a patient to be placed in "immediate jeopardy" due to a sexual assault that took place. The patient with infested wounds was sent to the hospital and died just a week later.   Read More...

  • Deceased Nursing Home Patient Billed On 100th Birthday

    A nursing home patient that died in the aftermath of a hurricane was billed on what would have been her 100th birthday. The facility has since shut down due to the issues surrounding 14 patient deaths. The patient was automatically billed to her account where an overdraft fee was done. “How are they going to charge a dead person?” said a cousin of the deceased patient, in disbelief.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Accused Of Abuse

    One facility has received three allegations of abuse this year. The complaints of abuse were made available through an FOI report. Two of the allegations involved common assault and the staff members were suspended from employment.The third abuse allegation involved indecent assault.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Arrested For Assaulting Another Patient

    A nursing home patient has been arrested for assaulting another patient. The 74-year-old patient took advantage of an 80-year-old patient. The assaulting patient was then arrested for molestation charges. An employee witnessed the incident as well.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Sentenced For Theft Of Patients

    A nursing home worker has been sentenced to prison and to pay fines in a theft case. The nursing home employee was accused of stealing several patients' debit cards. She also stole a patient's diamond ring with an estimated value of $3,000.The worker will serve one year in prison with one year suspended.   Read More...

  • Failure To Investigate Nursing Home Allegations Exposed In Audit

    Nursing home allegations in one state have the greatest lag time prior to inspection. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that 650 claims have gone without investigation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Charges

     A nursing home employee has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement totaling more than $80,000. The employee was siphoning money from the patient's payments through an operations account. She then forged checks to herself with the signatures of patients under the guise of payment for activities, dinner outings, and small events. The former financial overseer now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the crime.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Complaint Filed After Patient Death

    The family of a loved one has filed a complaint against a nursing home after the patient came home with bruises from head to toe. The patient died just days later. “She was perfectly fine when she left my home.   Read More...

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