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  • Nursing Home Patient Death Under Investigation After Ruled Homicide

    Officials are investigating a homicide at a nursing home after the death of a patient. The patient was reportedly assaulted and then hit her head. She died shortly after.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes In One State Receive Citations Involving Harm To Patients

    A few nursing homes have recently been cited in one state for serious violations relating to patient care. One citation involved a patient who had a hypoglycemic incident sending her to the hospital because she had an incorrect does of insulin. Another citation involved a patient who died due to a medication error with blood thinning medication. Seven other facilities involved citations of lesser harm.   Read More...

  • Nurse Suspect Arrested For Rape, Assault Of Nursing Home Patient Who Gave Birth To Child

    A nurse has been arrested in connection with the rape and assault of a patient who recently gave birth to a child. The facility had no idea she was pregnant. Officals took DNA samples from the baby and the suspect and found a match.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Chain Owners Siphon Funds At 9 Times The Normal Percentage At The Expense Of Patient Care

    Following a nursing home case investigation, it was discovered in findings of fact that nursing home owners of a nursing home chain were siphoning funds through companies they managed to offer auxillary services to the nursing home. These services included pharmacy prescriptions, therapy and other services provided outside direct nursing  care. The owners took in a 28% profit, 9 times the typical profit of a nursing home. Unfortunately for the patients, the profits of the owners were p...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Require Reporting Of Suspicious Deaths

    An investigation that recently highlighted the fact that suspicious deaths are neither being reported nor investigated by a medical examiner has brought other statistics to the forefront. In one state, suspicious deaths are reported at least once daily and 21% are never examined due to low funding to hire enough medical examiners to get the job done. Advocates of reporting suspicious nursing home deaths are calling for legislation and funding to allow suspicous deaths to not only be reporte...  Read More...

  • Family Opens Dementia Care Facility After Finding No Better Alternative

    The family of a loved one diagnosed with early onset dementia has advocated along with their loved one to open up a new type of facility to meet the needs of dementia patients in an innovative way. The facility will look more like a normal home dwelling, rather than an institution, housing only 36 residents at a time. Treatment will include occupational therapy and cognitive programming. “We’ve seen lots of different stories play out,” said the dementia patient's wife....  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Second Allegation Of Abuse

    Currently a facility is under investigation for a second allegation following accusations of rape and abuse. The facility was first accused of allowing a patient in a vegetative state to be raped. She gave birth to a child, leading to DNA investigations. The facility is being investigated for more abuse allegations made by a female patient.   Read More...

  • Coroner Proposes All Nursing Home Deaths Be Reported In One State, Regardless Of Cause

    A coroner who presented a series on concerns of the current condition of nursing homes in one state is proposing that nursing homes be required to report all deaths that occur. Current law requires deaths to be reported when their is concern that the death was not of natural causes. “I’m a firm believer that all nursing home deaths and assisted living facility deaths – whether they are natural or not – are reported to the coroner’s office just to make sure ever...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient With Dementia Sent To Appointment In Uber

    A nursing home patient suffering from dementia has been put in an Uber by herself by the nursing home facility to go to a doctor's appointment when her medical transport did not show up. The family was called by the doctor's office, because the patient was scared and uncertain of where she was. The nursing home would not answers calls regarding questions about the incident.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Allows Patient To Die From Bedsores

    A nursing home patient has died after the facility allowed him to suffer bedsores he did not have upon admission to the facility. "They told me this is the worst case of bedsores they have ever seen from that nursing home," his son recalled doctors and nurses telling him in the emergency room. "The sores were black.   Read More...

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