Everything listed under: nursing home inspection

  • One State’s Attorney General Initiates a State-wide Investigation of Nursing Homes

    One patient’s tragic story at a nursing center initiated an investigation of nursing homes in one state. The incident began when a caretaker of a skilled nursing facility neglected to turn on a patient’s bed alarm, permitting the patient to get up and walk unsupervised. A week later after sustaining injuries, the patient died.The investigation lasted more than a year and reached seven settlements for injuries and wrongful deaths.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Shortages Put Lives at Risk, According to Head of National Advocacy Group

    Families trust nursing homes to keep their loved ones safe. This care includes an expectation for nursing home staff to timely respond to residents’ calls of distress. As some nursing homes become alarmingly short-staffed, individuals and groups have expressed their concern about residents’ safety.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Show Increased Violations In Second Quarter Report

    Nursing homes in one state are showing more violations in the second quarter than they did in the first quarter. The violations cited are also more severe.  One facility received its second $50,000 fine for a high level citation. The violation involved a patient's death.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Patient Death

    A nursing home may be fined more than $27,000 for the death of a patient. The patient was taken to the hospital in comatose form and diagnosed with severe dehydration. The attending physician said there was no way the patient could have had water for the past 5 days and probably had very little fluids for the weeks prior.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Incorrectly Populates Cost Report, Over-billing Medicare

    A nursing home facility has been cited for over-billing Medicare based on a state audit. The expenses billed to Medicare were not allowable expenses. Nursing home staff incorrectly populated a cost report, making the information about patient days incorrect. "As a result of these adjustments, as well as the adjustments to resident days and gross charges, overpayments made to the facility are estimated at $42,899.22 in overpayments made to the facility by the Medicaid Program, computed ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies At 40 From Infected Bedsore

    The family of a deceased nursing home patient is seeking justice and future prevention measures for nursing home patient care. A patient in a nursing home for 15 months was allowed to develop a bedsore that became infected and progressed to a Stage IV level. The bedsore was the size of a fist by the time she was sent to the hospital.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Survey Reveals Numerous Deficiencies

    A nursing home inspection has revealed various deficiencies by the nursing home to provide quality care to its patients. Deficiencies noted in the report based on the survey inspection included numerous falls by a high fall risk patient in one day and patients eating soap. Other deficiencies included dementia patients allowed to wander through doorways and put into situations of risk or danger to themselves or others, as well as Incidents occurring that went on reported to authorities.“The...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls To His Death

    A nursing home patient has died after trying to escape from his room through a window with bedsheets. The patient fell 34 feet to his death. He was found in the parking lot by someone coming inside the building. An investigation is underway to identify if any violations of care occurred.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes And Assisted Living Fail To Meet New Standards

    Hundreds of nursing home facilities and assisted living facilities have failed to meet standards to have backup generator power sources installed. The new standard was put into place after 12 residents died during hurricane season last year from one facility whose air conditioning stopped working when the power went out. There was no backup generator to supply power and maintain cooler temperatures in the facility. As a result, all facilities in the state were given a deadline to be in comp...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined For Violations Of Care

    A nursing home has been fined for multiple violations of quality care. The state health department has the facility under an investigation.  The same nursing home was already fined previously for violations and the past year.The loved one of a nursing home patient had to pull her father out of the facility after accusing the nursing home of sedating him.   Read More...