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  • Family Files Lawsuit Following the "Preventable Death" of Relative in a Nursing Home

    A lawsuit was born after a family alleges their relative’s mental and physical health declined after being admitted to a nursing home.  According to the suit, the 65-year-old was a victim of several preventable deficiencies.  Claims against the nursing home and its administrator include failure to prevent and treat pressure ulcers, dehydration, and infection, among others.   Read More...

  • One State's Governor Postpones Nursing Home Funding, Creates Backlash Among Politicians

    One governor is receiving both support and backlash after she refused to sign a law which would affect nursing home funding in her state.  According to a report, the governor has decided to wait a year before making a decision whether to sign or veto the bill.  The bi-partisan bill was proposed after concerns following several nursing home closures in this state.Some politicians claim her refusal to immediately sign this bill is “detrimental” for senior care.   Read More...

  • Occurrence of Multidrug-resistant Organisms Increasing in Nursing Home Facilities, Study Suggests

    A recent study suggests that a certain type of multidrug-resistant organism (“MDRO”) is becoming more prevalent in nursing home facilities.  The study begins by signifying that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”) occurrence appears to be steadily decreasing, while Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (“VRE”) occurrence may be increasing in these facilities.  One data analyst involved in this study explained that since nursing homes routi...  Read More...

  • Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Claims Nursing Home Provided Inadequate Care Resulting in Loved One's Death

    A nursing home facility in one state was just named defendant in a lawsuit that alleges the facility’s negligence caused a patient’s untimely death.  According to the lawsuit, this patient did not have pressure ulcers upon admission; however, the patient’s cause of death was septic shock from an infection that spread.  The lawsuit continues to state that the facility was aware of the patient’s risk for skin breakdown, yet executed no plan to prevent the developm...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home's Abrupt Closure Sent Elderly Resident to Sleep in a Local Hospital's Hallway

    One nursing home facility’s abrupt closure left one of its elderly residents sleeping in a local hospital hallway. According to a report, the facility’s unexpected closure was imminent from inadequate staffing. A 91-year-old demented resident from the facility was forced to sleep in a stretcher after being transported to the hospital via ambulance.   Read More...

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home for Negligence, Injuries, and Wrongful Eviction of Resident

    A nursing home facility in one state was just named defendant in a lawsuit that alleges a United States military veteran was neglected on multiple counts.  According to the new lawsuit, the facility experienced problems with bacteria contamination in the HVAC system, which caused the veteran to become sick and hospitalized.  Following hospitalization, the lawsuit claims the veteran fell and developed pressure ulcers on his body.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes' Owner Accused of Wage Theft Following Homes' Closures

    A group of nursing homes in one state were forced to close several months ago, and the owner is now accused of employee wage theft. According to the state’s attorney general, the facilities were constantly violating health standards and were preparing to voluntarily surrender the licenses. However, a press release stated the facilities were closed by state regulators for the frequent violations.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Care Partner Pleads Guilty to Attempted Abuse of Patient, Sentenced to Ninety Days in Jail

    A care partner at one nursing home facility has plead guilty to attempted abuse or neglect of a patient.  According to court documents, this employee intentionally caused harm to a patient by pressing painfully on the patient’s shoulder.  The sentences the employee will serve are ninety days in jail, thirty hours of community service, and one year of community control.   Read More...

  • Legislation Reduces Bed Count in Nursing Homes, Conflicting Opinions from Politicians

    Several nursing home facilities have decreased the maximum amount of beds allowed at their facilities, and some politicians have expressed their delight.  According to a report, some legislators believed the bed reduction was completely necessary to improve the quality of care that seniors receive at nursing homes.  New laws were put into place that spelled out some quality standards facilities must follow.   Read More...

  • Senior Neglect "Cold Case" from 2015 May Be Reopened, According to Police

    A 2015 case that was closed after an investigation for senior neglect returned cold is currently being re-reviewed by a prosecutor.  According to a report, the area’s local police requested the potential neglect case be reopened.  The incident involved a man at a nursing home facility who died from asphyxiation according to his death certificate; however, the son of the decedent alleges the facility told his family that his father died from natural causes.   Read More...

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