Everything listed under: nursing home facility

  • Occurrence of Multidrug-resistant Organisms Increasing in Nursing Home Facilities, Study Suggests

    A recent study suggests that a certain type of multidrug-resistant organism (“MDRO”) is becoming more prevalent in nursing home facilities.  The study begins by signifying that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”) occurrence appears to be steadily decreasing, while Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (“VRE”) occurrence may be increasing in these facilities.  One data analyst involved in this study explained that since nursing homes routi...  Read More...

  • Nurse at Assisted Living Facility Arrested, Prior Criminal Convictions Later Discovered

    A nurse employed at one assisted living facility was arrested for involvement in a fight at the facility. Following a police investigation, the nurse was ultimately charged with battery and bodily harm. Following the charges, it was brought to light that this nurse had prior criminal convictions, to which the facility administrator responded he was unaware.   Read More...

  • One Study Suggests a Portion of Nursing Home Residents May Never Be Seen by a Physician

    One study conducted by a health policy researcher in one state suggests some nursing home residents may never be seen by a doctor. The study took data from more than two million Medicare patients recently cleared from a hospital to a nursing home facility for rehabilitation care. Out of these residents, 10.4 percent never came in contact with a doctor or other qualified medical professional during their time at the facility.The study also suggests patients in rural areas of the country received ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Neglected Post-Tracheostomy Care, Resident Dies

    One state’s department of health has recently confirmed the probability that neglect occurred in a nursing home facility late last year. In 2018, one resident of that facility died shortly after a tracheostomy procedure. The reports from the state’s department of health verified an employee of the nursing home facility neglected proper medical care following the procedure.There were also reports from the state’s department of health stating there was insufficient documentation ...  Read More...

  • Granddaughter Hold Birthday At Nursing Home To Include Grandmother

    A young girl did not want her grandmother to miss her birthday party. She chose to celebrate at her grandmother's nursing home to ensure her attendance. The birthday party was to celebrate her 10th birthday and had an "Alice in Wonderland" theme.The girl always celebrated her birthday with her grandmother, but for the first time she was in a nursing home.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Receives Additional Citations

    A nursing home chain with repeated citations from survey results has been cited yet again. The citations involved delayed care and medication errors. One patient fell and it was not discovered until the next morning that the patient had blood on the pillow from a head injury.  Another patient was sent to hospice.   Read More...