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  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Fall Nine Days After Admission

    A nursing home is under investigation after the death of a patient.  The family is speaking about the facility's lack of care and failure to notify of a fall.  The patient died just 9 days after being admitted. "She would still be here today had they contacted us," said the patient's daughter.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Reveals Additional Deficiencies After Repeat Violations

    A nursing home is under fire for more deficiencies after survey reports were released.  The facility already has a history of failures to offer quality care to its patients in a clean and safe environment.  Some of the failures involve direct patient care while others involve the facility itself. Faculty staff failed to administer medication correctly, maintain policies for record keeping, and properly feed residents.   Read More...

  • Whistleblower Centers Are Recruiting Medical Doctors To Uncover Nursing Homes Overbilling For Medicare And Medicaid

    A whistleblower center in one state is recruiting medical doctors to aid in the identification of nursing homes that are overbilling for Medicare and Medicaid. The center is making a plea and a monetary offer for those who may be willing to help in the investigation of fraudulent facilities receiving reimbursements beyond the amount they are due. The center identifies facilities where staffing is low and profits are high, leaving patients to suffer care and harm in the center of the fraudulent s...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse Leads To Investigation Over Patient Death

    Nursing home employees have been suspended and are under investigation for the neglect of nursing home patients. The state attorney general has filed charges and is pursuing a case against the nursing home and employees involved in the neglect. One patient was described to have "literally rotted to death". The neglect involved six current and former employees as well as a contracted nurse.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Care Under Investigation

    Three staff members at a nursing home have been suspended and a police investigation is underway. The investigation involves abuse of a resident that was allegedly caught on camera. The facility has brought in upper management to oversee the facility during the investigation. No arrests have been made as the police investigation is ongoing.   Read More...

  • Patient Wanders From Facility, Freezes To Death

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home facility after a patient suffering from heart-attack induced dementia wandered away from the facility and froze to death. the facility failed to report the patient was missing for more than 12 hours. The patient was found dead two days later next to a dumpster. “This is a tragedy that could have been prevented if the facility had followed its own policies and procedures,” said the family's attorney.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cameras Advocated In State's Bill

    A nursing home bill is advancing after increasing stories of abuse have surfaced. The bill advocates the use of "granny cams" in one state. The cameras would be installed to observe the care of a patient in a nursing home facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities Must Be Watched To Ward Against Abuse

    Nursing home facilities come with the potential for abuse and families must be vigilant about the care of their loved ones. Two recent cases of abuse have brought the issue forward, causing concerns, and rightly so. One 29-year-old nursing home patient in a vegetative state was raped and later gave birth.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities Ranked Best To Worst By State

    A recent survey revealed results of nursing home 5 star ratings of each state ranked in order from best to worst. Virginia was ranked number 40 out of 51. Below is a list of the results and how each state ranked on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 5 star rating system:1.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Adopts Stray Cat, Bring Cheer To Patients

    A cat that wandered into a nursing home has been adopted as part of the family. The name Oreo was given and patients have enjoyed having the cat around to bring warmth and joy. “Oreo is not a ‘lap cat’ but likes to be close,” said a facility representative. “She loves to have her head scratched.   Read More...

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