Everything listed under: nursing home hospitalization

  • Nursing Home Patient Suffers Infection, Hospitalized

    A nursing home patient suffering from dehydration, a staph infection, dried kidneys, and pneumonia is in anguish along with his family over his lack of care. Despite promises from nursing staff to provide care in the form of turning him to air out his wound, allowing him to air out the infection his back, the patient had to be sent to the hospital. In addition, the patient's care plan was lacking clear instruction to meet his care needs. “He is 90 years old and he is a navy vet.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Discharge Leaves Patient Stranded In Hospital

    Nursing home patients have been stranded at the hospital after being discharged for health issues. Upon recovery and request to readmit to the nursing home, some patients have been locked into a long-term hospital stay. One patient in particular has been stranded at a hospital for 9 months.  The patient's daughter is sure the bottom line is money.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Are Asked To Reduce Patient Hospitalizations

    Efforts to reduce unnecessary hospital visits for nursing home patients are still under way three years after an initiative began promoting reduction of hospitalizations.  The study has left the issue still at large. Patients may be sent due to a lack of knowledge of symptoms, fear of lawsuits, family members requiring it, or incentives for reimbursements.   Read More...