Everything listed under: nursing home concerns

  • Nursing Home Facility Fined Following Patient's Morphine Overdose

    A nursing home facility has been fined more than $3,000 after an improper medication administration.   According to a report, a physician at the facility ordered 5 milligrams of morphine to be administered to a patient.   A nurse administered 50 milligrams of morphine to the patient after misreading the dosage.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Veteran Comes Home For Holidays

    A veteran and nursing home patient was able to come home for the holidays after volunteers built a ramp for his house. The nursing home required the ramp and the commercial cost would have been $4,000- $5,000. However, the volunteers were able to build the ramp for $500 at no cost to the veteran. “He had been sick after a heart attack and stroke and had been receiving rehab and nursing care,” said a volunteer.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies, Police Investigate Possible Abuse

    Police are investigating the care of a nursing home patient in search of possible abuse. The patient was sent to the hospital and later died. He was left outside for a long period of time, developing second degree burns and suffering dehydration.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Bill May Require Surveillance Cameras To Be Identified

    One state on the verge of implementing a new bill allowing "granny cams" is coupled with controversy by elder care advocates. Although advocates for better quality care for nursing home patients are in support of allowing cameras in nursing home facilities to monitor the care of patients, the stipulations are causing concern. The new bill would require patients to identify that they have cameras in the room.  The requirements include signs identifying the cameras and consent forms for ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Death Leads To Investigation

    A nursing home patient's death has led to an investigation by the attorney general's office. Enough questions were raised related to the death to alert authorities, but few details have been released. Family members are also not saying anything at this time.  The nursing home facility has a few issues cited against it from past inspections related to hygiene and slow response time.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Complaints Broad To County Board By Residents

    A nursing home resident at a nursing home is speaking up after observing negligence in caring for patients in greater need than himself. The resident drafting complaints to the county board is of good health, but was admitted to the nursing home for rehabilitation after falling in his home.   "It is so ridiculous.   Read More...

  • Daughter Sues Nursing Home For Medication Errors Made With Her Mother

    A nursing home patient's daughter is now caring for her mother after losing trust in the facility where she resided. Her mother was sent to the hospital 37 times while a resident at the nursing home. The main issue that her daughter mentioned was medication errors.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Shows High Carbon Monoxide Levels

    A patient at one nursing home requiring paramedics revealed a serious concern for the facility. When the paramedics arrived to treat the patient they also found that the nursing home facility had high levels of carbon monoxide in the building, putting many people in danger. The firefighters in the area were immediately contacted to fix the problem.   Read More...