Everything listed under: nursing home care concerns

  • Nursing Home Patients Rescued From Poor Conditions After Hurricane

    A nursing home administrator was held in hand cuffs as patients were escorted from the facility due to poor quality care conditions following a hurricane. The patients were rescued by police and local citizens concerned for their care and safety. An employee commented on the dire state of the nursing home prior to the rescue saying, "We need to get them out of here.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuits Filed By Several Families

    Lawsuits have been filed against a nursing home by four families claiming negligent care led to the deaths of several patients. The amount of lawsuits of this one nursing home facilities outnumbers by double the number of lawsuits from families of loved ones claiming negligent care. An expert expressed concerns about these lawsuits. "People very rarely sue when there is nursing home neglect or abuse, even when it leads to the death of the resident," said the executive director of ...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Placed Back In Bed With Femur Fracture, Nursing Home Settles

    On January 31, 2007, a 95-year-old female was admitted to a nursing home. The nursing home knew the patient was a high fall risk based on a medical history that included a history of falls, dementia, the use of assistive devices, osteoarthritis, hypertension, dizziness, problems with balance, and confusion, among other conditions and limitations.On February 6, 2012, the nursing home permitted the patient to fall when a CNA was putting her to bed. After the fall, the nursing home’s staff pi...  Read More...

  • State Department Looks To Increase Staffing In Nursing Homes

    The department of health in one state is looking to increase certified nursing assistant staffing in its nursing homes. "We have an aging elderly population, includ(ing) those that are being served in our nursing homes, and we want to be able to do the most we can to help those individuals receive the care and services they need, starting with more direct caregivers," said the state department's administrator. The state has 1 in 7 caregiver positions vacant. A campaign to mark...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Cited For Immediate Jeopardy of Patients

    A nursing home inspection left a nursing home out of compliance based on several citations from a state survey. Multiple citations were at a level of immediate jeopardy for the patients in the facility. Citations included failure to notify physicians and family members about major changes in physical/mental health of a patient. Other citations included failure to protect patients from mistreatment and failure to provide the highest quality of life.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes May Be Required To Install Cameras In One State

    A lawmaker in one state is working to pass a law that would require cameras in nursing home patient's rooms. The law would allow families of patients to view video footage at any time. Nursing homes are stating they have concerns about patient privacy. However, supporters believe it would capture abuse and neglect in the act, as well as lessen future occurrences of it.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home To Close After Surprise Inspection

    A nursing home will be closed due to an unannounced inspection revealing the facility was not meeting the standard of care for patients. The patients were not in a clean environment and there was no protection against infection prevention and control. Police are also investigating the nursing home. A group advocating for better nursing home care "has assigned individual key workers to work closely with each of the residents of [the nursing home] and their families, to find alternative ...  Read More...

  • 96-Year-Old Nursing Home Patient Abused By Caregiver

    A 96-year-old nursing home patient was abused at a nursing home by her caregiver. The caregiver hit the patient three times and pinched her arms. The nursing home employee was fired from the facility. The incident was investigated and the patient was found to have bruises on her arms and face.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $1.23 Million For Neglect Of Patients

    A nursing home accused of neglect and mistreatment is nearing a deadline to pay a fine of $1.23 million. The original fine was $2.46 million, however, the facility agreed not to appeal the fine or citations that accompanied it. The nursing home was also barred from accepting new admissions for a period of time. The nursing home was required to make improvements to pass an inspection and once again admit new patients.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Receives Quilt From Hospital Patients

    One nursing home patient was selected to receive a shadow box quilt from a group of patients at a local hospital. The hospital patients worked with a sewing expert to complete the quilt for a nursing home patient. The nursing home patient was presented the quilt to the excitement of the hospital patients. The hospital patients take on different projects to give back while they are receiving care.   Read More...