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  • Family of Indigent Person with Unpaid Nursing Home Expenses Could be Liable for Unpaid Bills in One State

    One state has a law in place that may financially obligate an individual for indigent family member’s nursing home expenses. According to the statute, “filial support” creates liability in certain circumstances for a relative’s unpaid care expenses. In 2012, one man was found financially responsible in a court of law for his mother’s $93,000 unpaid nursing home bill.   Read More...

  • One State’s Governor Signs Bill to Require Consent before Administering Anti-psychotic Drugs for Nursing Home Patients

    Statistics reveal for one state that anti-psychotic drugs are over-administered to nursing home patients more than any other state in the country. The concern is for patients with no psychiatric diagnosis, but are administered these drugs for restraining combativeness. The governor of this state just signed a bill that would require consent from the patient and/or the patient’s responsible party before administering these drugs.   Read More...

  • Reported Sexual Encounter between Nurse and Patient at a Nursing Home Pending Investigation

    An investigation is pending at one nursing home facility where a nurse reportedly had sexual relations with a patient. According to a report, the patient admitted it was a consensual encounter and not an assault. “If he’s in jail, it’s all together wrong because I asked him to do it,” the patient stated in one report.The daughter of the nursing home patient believes there is more to the story than the hospital administrator will admit.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient With Dementia Sent To Appointment In Uber

    A nursing home patient suffering from dementia has been put in an Uber by herself by the nursing home facility to go to a doctor's appointment when her medical transport did not show up. The family was called by the doctor's office, because the patient was scared and uncertain of where she was. The nursing home would not answers calls regarding questions about the incident.   Read More...

  • Legionnaire's Disease Confirmed In Three Nursing Home Patients

    Three cases of Legionnaires disease have been confirmed in a nursing home after being tested. The water that was contaminated was isolated to the nursing home facility where the patients were residing. The state had 50 confirmed cases last year.The symptoms he flu.   Read More...

  • Hidden Cameras Being Offered To Patients In One State

    One state is expanding its offer of hidden cameras to monitor caregivers. Previously, cameras could be borrowed by the state for private homes to monitor caregivers. Nursing home patients are now being offered the same opportunity to monitor care at nursing home facilities. The cameras are hidden to monitor abuse and allow patients to identify it if it is happening to them.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Wanders, Found Dead By Police

    A nursing home patient suffering from dementia is dead after being allowed to wander away from a picnic hosted by the facility. The patient was supposed to have constant supervision according to his care plan. However, a caregiver left him for 10 minutes, allowing time for him to wander away from the rest of the group.  The facility called 911 after the patient went missing, but he was not found until police discovered a body days later.   Read More...