Everything listed under: nursing home neglect

  • 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...

  • Patient Wanders From Facility, Freezes To Death

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home facility after a patient suffering from heart-attack induced dementia wandered away from the facility and froze to death. the facility failed to report the patient was missing for more than 12 hours. The patient was found dead two days later next to a dumpster. “This is a tragedy that could have been prevented if the facility had followed its own policies and procedures,” said the family's attorney.   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 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...

  • Nursing Home Data Reveals Best And Worst In Nursing Home Care By State

    An independent company has released a nursing home report using Medicare data to reveal the best and worst states for nursing home care. Among the top five states were Hawaii, Washington D.C., Florida, New Jersey, and Colorado. At the bottom of the list are Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Georgia. “When nursing home care becomes necessary, we would like to believe facilities in every state or community are the same.   Read More...

  • Nurse Suspect Arrested For Rape, Assault Of Nursing Home Patient Who Gave Birth To Child

    A nurse has been arrested in connection with the rape and assault of a patient who recently gave birth to a child. The facility had no idea she was pregnant. Officals took DNA samples from the baby and the suspect and found a match.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Chain Owners Siphon Funds At 9 Times The Normal Percentage At The Expense Of Patient Care

    Following a nursing home case investigation, it was discovered in findings of fact that nursing home owners of a nursing home chain were siphoning funds through companies they managed to offer auxillary services to the nursing home. These services included pharmacy prescriptions, therapy and other services provided outside direct nursing  care. The owners took in a 28% profit, 9 times the typical profit of a nursing home. Unfortunately for the patients, the profits of the owners were p...  Read More...

  • Family Opens Dementia Care Facility After Finding No Better Alternative

    The family of a loved one diagnosed with early onset dementia has advocated along with their loved one to open up a new type of facility to meet the needs of dementia patients in an innovative way. The facility will look more like a normal home dwelling, rather than an institution, housing only 36 residents at a time. Treatment will include occupational therapy and cognitive programming. “We’ve seen lots of different stories play out,” said the dementia patient's wife....  Read More...