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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Facility for Improper Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

    A lawsuit was filed against a nursing home following the allegations that a patient was permitted to develop a pressure ulcer, causing significant pain to the patient and eventually death.   According to the lawsuit, the patient was labeled as high risk for developing pressure ulcers when she was admitted to the facility.   The lawsuit continues to state that a pressure ulcer developed on the patient’s ankle, causing an infection which allegedly killed the patient just weeks late...  Read More...

  • Bill Pending To Reduce The Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs

    A bill pending in one state will make it more difficult for nursing home facilities to administer antipsychotic drugs to nursing home residents if it passes. The purpose of the bill is to prevent nursing home patients from being drugged to reduce the level of care required. The patient may be less interactive, combative, etc.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Bed Sores, Employees Charged With Neglect

    Several nursing home employees have been charged with neglect of a patient after the patient died from bed sores. The patient had strict orders for daily wound care ordered by a physician.  The facility staff failed to follow the orders for 5 days.   Read More...

  • Whistleblower Centers Are Recruiting Medical Doctors To Uncover Nursing Homes Overbilling For Medicare And Medicaid

    A whistleblower center in one state is recruiting medical doctors to aid in the identification of nursing homes that are overbilling for Medicare and Medicaid. The center is making a plea and a monetary offer for those who may be willing to help in the investigation of fraudulent facilities receiving reimbursements beyond the amount they are due. The center identifies facilities where staffing is low and profits are high, leaving patients to suffer care and harm in the center of the fraudulent s...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse Leads To Investigation Over Patient Death

    Nursing home employees have been suspended and are under investigation for the neglect of nursing home patients. The state attorney general has filed charges and is pursuing a case against the nursing home and employees involved in the neglect. One patient was described to have "literally rotted to death". The neglect involved six current and former employees as well as a contracted nurse.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Care Under Investigation

    Three staff members at a nursing home have been suspended and a police investigation is underway. The investigation involves abuse of a resident that was allegedly caught on camera. The facility has brought in upper management to oversee the facility during the investigation. No arrests have been made as the police investigation is ongoing.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cameras Advocated In State's Bill

    A nursing home bill is advancing after increasing stories of abuse have surfaced. The bill advocates the use of "granny cams" in one state. The cameras would be installed to observe the care of a patient in a nursing home facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities Must Be Watched To Ward Against Abuse

    Nursing home facilities come with the potential for abuse and families must be vigilant about the care of their loved ones. Two recent cases of abuse have brought the issue forward, causing concerns, and rightly so. One 29-year-old nursing home patient in a vegetative state was raped and later gave birth.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities Ranked Best To Worst By State

    A recent survey revealed results of nursing home 5 star ratings of each state ranked in order from best to worst. Virginia was ranked number 40 out of 51. Below is a list of the results and how each state ranked on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 5 star rating system:1.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Adopts Stray Cat, Bring Cheer To Patients

    A cat that wandered into a nursing home has been adopted as part of the family. The name Oreo was given and patients have enjoyed having the cat around to bring warmth and joy. “Oreo is not a ‘lap cat’ but likes to be close,” said a facility representative. “She loves to have her head scratched.   Read More...