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  • Former Nurse's Aide Convicted in 1980's for Murder of Nursing Home Residents to be Released on Parole

    A former nurse’s aide at a nursing home facility who was sentenced to prison in the 1980’s for the death of five residents may be released on parole soon. The former aide plead guilty to second-degree murder and murder conspiracy after five nursing home residents had suffocated. According to records, the convicted person is 57-years-old now and has spent the past thirty years in prison.   Read More...

  • One-Star Rated Nursing Home Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    One nursing home has been named a defendant in a lawsuit claiming its negligence caused or contributed to the death of a patient. The decedent’s brother utilized an attorney to pursue claims that the facility staff neglected to provide an adequate level of care. The claims involve injuries such as pressure ulcers, which may have delayed his treatment for the patient’s existing pineoblastoma.   Read More...

  • Nurse Assistant at Rehabilitation Facility Charged with Abusing a Patient with a Broken Leg

    A Certified Nursing Assistant (“CNA”) at a rehabilitation facility was arrested and charged with abusing an elderly person in her care. According to the arrest report, the CNA held the patient down against his will in an effort to change his diaper. The patient had a broken leg and reported that the CNA applied pressure to his leg for several minutes.   Read More...

  • Family of Indigent Person with Unpaid Nursing Home Expenses Could be Liable for Unpaid Bills in One State

    One state has a law in place that may financially obligate an individual for indigent family member’s nursing home expenses. According to the statute, “filial support” creates liability in certain circumstances for a relative’s unpaid care expenses. In 2012, one man was found financially responsible in a court of law for his mother’s $93,000 unpaid nursing home bill.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Shuts Down after Federal Funding Discontinued

    A nursing home facility is preparing to shut down after it failed to correct serious health and safety concerns identified by the federal government. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the facility has only a few weeks remaining to evacuate and transfer all patients in its care who pay by federal funding into new facilities. In this facility, that means evacuating eighty-six out of one hundred and nine patients.    Some of the complaints the nursing home ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Ranked “Inadequate” Following Unexpected Assessment

    A nursing home facility received a far below-average rating and negative publicity following an unexpected inspection. One resident reportedly had a bottle of urine at his bedside for an entire day, among other health and safety violations. Additionally, there were reports of various risks among residents for possible pressure ulcer development, dehydration, and hunger.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Charged, Alleged Victim Reported a Month-long Abuse

    A caregiver at a nursing home facility has been arrested on abuse and neglect related charges. The alleged victim is a patient at the facility and reported to the police that an employee was harming her. When prompted by investigators, the alleged victim stated that had intentionally stepped on her feet and grabbed her by her neck.    According to a report, the employee had been accused on multiple occasions for abuse or neglect.   Read More...

  • Granddaughter Alleges Mistreatment of Grandmother During Final Days Alive at Hospital

    One family member is claiming a hospital did not treat her dying grandmother with the same dignity, respect, and care as staff would treat other patients. The initial assertion of mistreatment was posted on a social media outlet by the granddaughter, where the post went viral. Ultimately, the grandmother was transferred to a different hospital facility, where the granddaughter says her grandmother was finally treated with the respect and care she deserved during her final days.When prompted abou...  Read More...

  • Senate Advances Bill that would Require Conspicuous Daily Staff Reports for Nursing Homes

    One state’s senate just progressed a bill that would require all nursing home facilities in this state to conspicuously report in writing the facility’s daily staffing levels. According to the proposal, publicly posting the number of staff present might incentivize facilities to employ a minimum number of staff in efforts to appear safer. The bill’s purpose is to cure or improve the extremely low ratios of current nursing home staff to residents.   Read More...

  • Bedridden Man at Hospital Develops Unstageable Pressure Ulcer, Family Unaware for Months

    One family recently discovered an unstageable pressure ulcer, or bed sore, on their bedridden father’s backside after his admittance to a hospital following. The family had been taking turns visiting their father at this hospital for months without knowledge of the hidden pressure ulcer that had been forming. As a result, their father had developed sepsis, which spread into his bones and blood.   Read More...

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