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  • Nursing Home Allows Patient To Die From Bedsores

    A nursing home patient has died after the facility allowed him to suffer bedsores he did not have upon admission to the facility. "They told me this is the worst case of bedsores they have ever seen from that nursing home," his son recalled doctors and nurses telling him in the emergency room. "The sores were black.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Under Investigation For Rape Charges

    Nursing home employees are under investigation after a nursing home patient in a vegetative state gave birth to a child. Police are pursuing sexual assault charges and looking for DNA matches to the child from male employees. The investigation has been ongoing since earlier suspicions were raised. The head of the company earlier resigned just after charges were filed.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Repeats Care Violations, Still In Operation

    A nursing home has been under fire for repeated violations and fines cited by the state health department. The violations have taken place over the past year and a half. However, the facility is still in operation.   Read More...

  • Youth Group Brings Christmas Cheer To Nursing Home

    A church-led youth group brought some Christmas cheer through visits and fruit basket gifts. The 15-member youth group put the baskets together and brought them to the nursing home. The group is committed to volunteer work and community service. They spent time with the patients, prayed with them and talked to them.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Filed For Fall, Spinal Fracture

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home that allowed a patient to fall. The patient was a high fall risk, but the facility failed to properly supervise and prevent the patient's fall. As a result, the patient fracture his spine and required hospitalization and surgery.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cited For Immediate Jeopardy Crisis Situation

    A nursing home where a patient previously died from infection is considered to be in a crisis situation. The facility has been reviewed through the process of a four-day onsite inspection. The inspection report has not yet been released, but it was determined that the nursing home was in immediate jeopardy.A family member of a patient that died says she is disappointed in the way the care was handled for him.   Read More...

  • Carolers Sing To Nursing Home Patients

    Carolers are bringing cheer to nursing home patients. They have been offering their cheer to others for years singing to former church members. Patients enjoyed the singing, asking when the group's album was coming out.   Read More...

  • 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...