Everything listed under: Nursing home

  • Maryland Nursing Home Hit With 'Tragic' Coronavirus Outbreak

    Dozens of people have tested positive for COVID-19 at a nursing home in the suburbs west of Baltimore, Maryland's governor announced late Saturday as the state's death count from the virus has doubled. Maryland Governor Hogan said the state has experienced a "tragic coronavirus outbreak" at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, about 30 miles west of the state's capitol."As we have been warning for weeks, older Marylanders and those with underlying health condition...  Read More...

  • Boy Scout Sells $15K Worth of Popcorn to Help Local Nursing Home

    While most 12-year-old boys are busy hanging out with their friends in their free time, one Post Falls, Idaho boy spent his free time raising thousands of dollars for his boy scout troop. He then used some of that money to help local seniors. The young boy donated some of heis proceeds to a local nursing home- The Coeur d'Alene Health of Cascadia.   Read More...

  • Henrico Residents at Long-Term Rehab Center Die of COVID-19

    Virginia Health officials stated two patients in Henrico have died due to coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to nine deaths. Officials said the two were elderly residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. They were among those receiving treatment at a hospital.“The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has worked closely over several days with the Henrico Health Department to confirm the virus and relocate the affected patients to the hospital for care.   Read More...

  • When to Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence

    There are several situations where a nursing home could be sued for a resident or patient injury. A nursing home or elder care facility can be held legally responsible for personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed when an act of negligence, neglect, or abuse on the premises ends up causing harm to a patient or resident.There are countless accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home or other care facility on the legal hook, either based on the ...  Read More...

  • One State's "Class 1" Nursing Home Violations Published

    One state had several “Class 1” violations in nursing home facilities in April 2019, according to a recent press release. Some of the violations were found after a complaint and investigation was conducted, and one may have been a random inspection. Among these deficiencies included resident verbal abuse by employees, failure to take preventative measures to keep residents safe, and resident neglect by employees.   Read More...

  • Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Nursing Home Abuse

    There will be a Senate hearing held in March regarding the events and prevention of nursing home abuse and neglect. The chairman of the committee stated he remains concerned about the quality of care for “our most vulnerable citizens.” The chairman also expressed his horror from recent reports of a mentally incapacitated nursing home patient who was allegedly raped and impregnated by a worker.A member of the Department of Justice and a member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Shortages Put Lives at Risk, According to Head of National Advocacy Group

    Families trust nursing homes to keep their loved ones safe. This care includes an expectation for nursing home staff to timely respond to residents’ calls of distress. As some nursing homes become alarmingly short-staffed, individuals and groups have expressed their concern about residents’ safety.   Read More...

  • Jury Awards $7.6 Million Against Nursing Home After Bowel Obstruction Death

    A jury awarded $7.6 million to the son and estate of a nursing home patient who died from complications of a bowel obstruction. The case involved inappropriate medical staff at the facility when the 71-year-old began vomiting and complaining about his abdomen.  The only medical person there was a licensed practical nurse, who called an off-site physician assistant to ask whether to send the man to the ER, which was less than a half-mile away. When the physician assistant declined and o...  Read More...

  • Study: Satisfaction, Quality Differ in Nursing Homes

    A recent study of data from all 50 states looked at “whether publicly available information about the quality of a nursing home is a good predictor of the level of satisfaction at individual homes.” Researchers found “a clear indication that satisfaction and quality are not the same things in nursing homes.”“Our results are very consistent with the notion that satisfaction is a different construct from quality, and it captures something different about the nursing home experience,” said the lead...  Read More...

  • Concerns Grow About Changes to Federal Regulation of Nursing Homes

    Concerns about quiet changes to the federal nursing home regulations have been raised as more people learn about the changes.The American Health Care Association, which represents the nursing home industry, sent letters to the President and to Thomas Price, who was then the Health & Human Services secretary, calling for modifications of the nursing home regulations. Subsequently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), charged with oversight of the nursing home industry, publ...  Read More...