Everything listed under: nursing home inspection

  • Nursing Home Facility Shuts Down after Federal Funding Discontinued

    A nursing home facility is preparing to shut down after it failed to correct serious health and safety concerns identified by the federal government. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the facility has only a few weeks remaining to evacuate and transfer all patients in its care who pay by federal funding into new facilities. In this facility, that means evacuating eighty-six out of one hundred and nine patients.    Some of the complaints the nursing home ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Ranked “Inadequate” Following Unexpected Assessment

    A nursing home facility received a far below-average rating and negative publicity following an unexpected inspection. One resident reportedly had a bottle of urine at his bedside for an entire day, among other health and safety violations. Additionally, there were reports of various risks among residents for possible pressure ulcer development, dehydration, and hunger.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Charged, Alleged Victim Reported a Month-long Abuse

    A caregiver at a nursing home facility has been arrested on abuse and neglect related charges. The alleged victim is a patient at the facility and reported to the police that an employee was harming her. When prompted by investigators, the alleged victim stated that had intentionally stepped on her feet and grabbed her by her neck.    According to a report, the employee had been accused on multiple occasions for abuse or neglect.   Read More...

  • Former Practical Nurse at Nursing Home Facility Charged after Allegations of Taking Intrusive Photographs of Patients

    A Licensed Practical Nurse at a nursing home facility was charged after police discovered she had been taking disturbing and invasive photographs of elderly patients in her care. According to the criminal complaint, the nurse was taking these invasive photographs and sending them to a co-worker at the facility. The police believe that the photographs’ sole purpose were to demean the patients.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Considered Under-staffed and Dirty, Receives Worst Possible Safety Ranking

    One nursing home recently received the poorest rating in regards to safety and cleanliness. Nursing home inspectors were called on scene while a police investigation was occurring due to suspicions of resident abuse. According to reports, this nursing home was incredibly under-staffed, which created a delay in residents getting care measures they might need urgently.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home License Potentially Revoked Following Multiple Claims of Physical and Sexual Abuse

    The Department of Public Health is working hard to revoke one nursing home’s license. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the nursing home’s funding was in “immediate jeopardy” for weeks prior due to allegations of multiple abuse claims. Some of the abuse was both physical and sexual in nature.     According to reports, one resident at this nursing home sexually abused at least two fellow residents on separate occasions.   Read More...

  • Health and Safety Deficiencies in Nursing Home Facility Result in over $85,000 Fine

    A nursing home in one state just received a hefty fine for several health and safety deficiencies. The fine was one of this state’s largest penalties in the past three years. Among the deficiencies were nursing staff’s failure to take proper measures to stop the spreading of preventable infections, inadequate staff training, and low staff counts.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staff Neglected to Perform CPR on Multiple Residents, Despite Facility Policy

    One nursing home prompted an investigation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) after two patients died under staff care. According to records from CMS, neither patient had a Do Not Resuscitate order and no advance directive. The deaths were not timely nor expected, and one resident was even scheduled to be released in the near future.   After the investigation, the nursing home reportedly had many more deficiencies.   Read More...

  • Veterans Center Nursing Home Fined for Inadequately Preventing Residents’ Bedsores

    One nursing home center especially for veterans’ care has received a fine from its state’s Department of Health. According to an inspection report, an impaired veteran in the facility’s care was left in bed for two days without re-positioning measures. Subsequently, the veteran developed a severe buttocks wound.The report went on to state the veteran’s catheter was also inadequately cleaned.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined by State’s Department of Health, Nurse’s Aide Terminated

    One nursing home is paying hefty fines after an incident where a nurse’s aide improperly transferred a patient. According to inspection records, the staff member was adequately trained but ignored safety measures regarding the safe transfer of patients via mechanical device. During the aide’s improper transfer, the patient fell to the ground and sustained injuries.   Read More...