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  • One State’s Supreme Court Reversal May Exempt Nursing Home from Alleged Negligent Care

    One nursing home named as a defendant in a lawsuit for alleged negligent care may be exempt legally, according to one state’s Supreme Court ruling. According to the new ruling, this nursing home may be able to claim special immunity due to its “charitable status.” The state’s Supreme Court reversed the prior decision made by the state’s Court of Appeals, which previously asserted no immunity could be sought.According to the Supreme Court justices, a jury concluded t...  Read More...

  • Bill Proposed in Efforts to Deter Invasion of Developmentally Disabled Elders’ Privacy

    One state’s senator is supporting a bill in hopes of further protecting seniors with developmental disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s. The bill provides additional specification for violations of these vulnerable seniors’ privacy rights, especially those in nursing homes. If passed, the bill would instill laws and regulations to prevent privacy breaches.The bill was ignited following an incident where a nurse’s aide took and posted a photograph on social media of a demente...  Read More...

  • Analyst Blames Lack of Government Funding for Poor Quality Care for Seniors

    One critic has called out one state’s legislators for their share of responsibility in the rise of elder abuse and neglect. According to this critic, poorly funding certain government programs has serious social consequences in addition to its fiscal advantages. Nursing home facilities may be among those affected, according to the critic.The critic mentions the above-referenced state’s minuscule Medicaid/Medicare funding is preventing even the bare requirements for elders in dire nee...  Read More...

  • Facility for Disabled Residents May Have Neglected Safety Protocol

    One nursing home for persons with physical and psychological ailments has reportedly neglected to take precautions for its residents’ safety. If a nursing home participates in Medicaid and/or Medicare programs, there are specific criteria that the facility must strictly follow. According to its state’s Department of Health, staff at this facility were not adequately protecting the residents from various types of physical and sexual abuse.This facility has faced issues in the past, fr...  Read More...

  • Nurse Arrested and Charged Following Report of Unwanted Sexual Contact with an Elderly Resident

    A nurse at an assisted living facility was arrested and charged for the alleged sexual battery of an elderly resident. The resident, who suffered from multiple medical complications, reported to facility management and subsequently to police that a nurse had molested him. The nurse had reportedly disappeared for over an hour before another employee found her in the victim’s bathroom, dressing herself.After the report, the elderly resident was sent to a medical center for further evaluation...  Read More...

  • Organization for Seniors is Urging One State to Support Legislation to Improve Seniors’ Quality of Life

    One state is setting the bar low for providing quality nursing home care. According to one organization for seniors, this is due to a few factors: the over-administering of non-prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, low ratings of care provided by nurses, and high costs for residents’ living.There are two pending bills that may improve quality of care for seniors, according to the organization for seniors. If passed, one bill would require an actual diagnosis before administering anti-psychotic ...  Read More...

  • Veterans Center Nursing Home Fined for Inadequately Preventing Residents’ Bedsores

    One nursing home center especially for veterans’ care has received a fine from its state’s Department of Health. According to an inspection report, an impaired veteran in the facility’s care was left in bed for two days without re-positioning measures. Subsequently, the veteran developed a severe buttocks wound.The report went on to state the veteran’s catheter was also inadequately cleaned.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined by State’s Department of Health, Nurse’s Aide Terminated

    One nursing home is paying hefty fines after an incident where a nurse’s aide improperly transferred a patient. According to inspection records, the staff member was adequately trained but ignored safety measures regarding the safe transfer of patients via mechanical device. During the aide’s improper transfer, the patient fell to the ground and sustained injuries.   Read More...

  • Elder Abuse and Vulnerability Dramatically Increasing in One State

    According to the Department of Social Services in one state, 11,123 instances of elder abuse were reported in 2017. Examples of elder abuse can range from neglect, exploitation, emotional and physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms. In the past seven years, the number of investigations in one state have increased by more than double.According to the Justice Department, one in ten seniors in America are abused or exploited.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Issues Targeted by Social Justice Organization

    One group is bringing light to certain areas of social injustice, one topic being reformation of nursing homes. The group’s mission is to offer solutions to local officials regarding various issues within their community. According to a group member, there were certain conditions in local nursing home facilities that caused the deaths of several residents, which deeply concerned the group.“These were people I knew and people whose families trusted that nursing home to take care of their loved on...  Read More...

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