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  • Nursing Home Employee Charged In Patient Death

    A third nursing home employee has been charged after two others have been charged and sentence in the death of a patient. The patient was wrongly administered time-release morphine. The family was not made aware of the medication error.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Snapchat Abuse

    A nursing home is under investigation by the state Attorney General and state health department. The nursing home has bren exposed to have issues with breaches of patient privacy. Employees have been abusing Snapchat and sharing it on the social media app.  Send employees have come forward anonymously sharing with police their concerns of Snapchat abuse and patient privacy breaches.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Experiencing Staffing Shortages, Allowing Patient Incidents

    Nursing homes in one state are experiencing extremely low staffing with nearly half of the facilities either below or much below the national staffing average for nursing homes. The issue is becoming more public as reporting methods of actual staffing have been updated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to increase accuracy. Facilities historically were able to project staffing and have the facility surveyed on a given date to verify staffing levels.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cited For Patient Death

    A nursing home has been cited with a Class AA citation resulting in a $100,000 fine. The citation followed the death of a patient who died at the negligence of the nursing home. The patient fell while transferring to the toilet.   Read More...

  • Two Nursing Home Employees Charged With Elder Abuse

    Two nursing home employees have been charged with elder abuse. The employees were accused of restraining the patient suffering from dementia by duct taping her to a chair. They also duct taped the patient's mouth to keep her quiet.   Read More...

  • Attorney General May Now Prosecute Nursing Home Abuse Cases

    The Attorney General in one state is praising a new law and acted allowing the state to now prosecute against abuse of the elderly which includes abuse by institution such as nursing homes. Formerly abuse cases were handled by prosecutors alone. The new law also put into effect the fact that prosecutors no longer have to prove injury occurred in abuse cases. The Attorney General said, “Those caregivers who kill a person by neglecting the individual will no longer be able to hide behin...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Review For Termination Of Medicare Support

    A nursing home facility that is currently out of compliance with medicare regulations is also under review for termination of medicare support.  The facility was cited for allowing patients to be in immediate jeopardy. The citations came forth after a hidden camera was placed in a patient's room.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Charged With Manslaughter In Patient Death

    Two nursing home employees have been charged with manslaughter in the death of a patient. The patient was sent to the hospital and died shortly after. Autopsy results revealed death due to blunt force.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cited For Failures Due To Shortage Of Staffing

    A nursing home has been cited and fined for failure to maintain the standard of care for patients in its facility due to a shortage of staffing. Patients in the facility were not fed, toileted, or bathed. There were also patients who did not receive insulin shots as ordered and required for treatment. The nursing home went through changes in administration that led to poor oversight of staffing.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient's Bed Catches Fire

    A nursing home fire broke out when a resident’s bed caught on fire. The bed was close to an air conditioning unit and the coils sparked a fire. The resident was taken from the bed along with other residents who were evacuated. Some patients were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.   Read More...

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