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  • CMS, Courts Rule On Dementia Patients' Abilities To Consent To Sexual Conduct

    An appellate court in one state has ruled that two dementia patients having sexual conduct in a nursing home facility cannot be considered consensual. The patients are unable to make cognitive decisions and therefore are unable to consent. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have identified policies as follows: “Generally, sexual contact is nonconsensual if the resident either:Appears to want the contact to occur, but lacks the cognitive ability to consent; orDoes not want the conta...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Death Ruled Neglect, Facility Unpenalized

    A nursing home has yet to be held responsible for the death of a patient due to neglect. The patient was admitted to the nursing home with dementia. The patient was stable for a few years, until suddenly she became lethargic and stopped eating.   Read More...

  • Assisted Living Facility Reprimanded For Failure To Report Patient Incidents Promptly

    An assisted living facility has been reprimanded for allowing incidents to go unreported by staff. Two incidents involving patients were not reported to authorities or family members promptly. "Staff understood their responsibilities to keep people safe and knew how to recognise and what action to take if they suspected someone was being abused. However, there were two instances of potential abuse which had taken a number of days to refer to the local safeguarding authority, which shou...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Hires Consultant To Set Staffing Ratios

    A nursing home facility has been mandated to hire a nursing consultant to identify necessary staffing ratios. The mandate came after numerous lapses in care for patients at the facility. The nurse has offered ratios for licensed nurses and aides for the first, second, and third shifts.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home CNA Charged With Rape Of Dementia Patient

    A certified nursing assistant has been accused of raping an elderly nursing home patient with dementia. The nursing assistant was arrested and placed on $50,000 bond after making an appearance in court. The nursing assistant covered his face as he was escorted. The judge entered a not guilty plea for him.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Closing, Loses Funding

    A nursing home that is closing has been denied Medicare and Medicaid funding. The facility received several citations that involved a lack of cleanliness, wound care, and medication errors. The hold on payments to reimbursement patient costs was publicized after the health inspections took place. An investigation of a patient's death also led to an investigation.   Read More...

  • Former Nursing Home Employee Makes Plea Deal For Sexual Assault

    A former nursing home employee made a plea deal after being charged on two counts with sexually assaulting a patient. The former employee was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He will also go on the sex offender list, with a requirement to comply and with sex offender laws and will go to sex offender therapy.   Read More...

  • California Fire Destroys Nursing Home, Patients Evacuated

    Nursing home personnel had to think fast and risk their lives to save patients in the midst of fire. The California fires put the lives of many in dangers and took the lives of others. For one nursing home the heroic acts of the nursing home staff saved the patients. Staff evacuated the patients in their own vehicles after the administrator found beds for them at other facilities.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies; Lawsuit Filed

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for the death of a patient. The patient was a 44-year-old father and grandfather. He suffered stroke and was unable to care for himself when he was admitted. The nursing home had a malfunctioning heating unit that caused the patient to overheat.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Leads To Lawsuit

    A nursing home patient has died and the family has filed a lawsuit. The patient was neglected and allowed to suffer a pressure ulcer that progressed and was not properly treated. As a result she was taken to the hospital."I remember, distinctly, the surgeon looking at me, and in a very stern voice saying, 'How long have you known about this,' as if I was the one providing for her care.   Read More...