Everything listed under: nursing home staff concerns

  • Patient Dies in Nursing Home After Facility Fails to Provide Immediate Medical Attention

    A nursing home is now facing another wrongful death lawsuit. In August 2018, two patients at the nursing home died, which led to a federal fine against the facility. One patient’s family has filed suit.   Read More...

  • Three-fourths of Nursing Home Facilities Nationwide are Understaffed of Registered Nurses, According to New Study

    According to a new study conducted by health policy researchers, 75% of nursing home facilities nationwide are consistently understaffed of registered nurses.  In addition to that statistic, the study found that the number of readily available registered nurses was even lower on the weekends.  The study is based on an evaluation of payroll data provided directly from the nursing home facilities.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home's Abrupt Closure Sent Elderly Resident to Sleep in a Local Hospital's Hallway

    One nursing home facility’s abrupt closure left one of its elderly residents sleeping in a local hospital hallway. According to a report, the facility’s unexpected closure was imminent from inadequate staffing. A 91-year-old demented resident from the facility was forced to sleep in a stretcher after being transported to the hospital via ambulance.   Read More...

  • Legislation Reduces Bed Count in Nursing Homes, Conflicting Opinions from Politicians

    Several nursing home facilities have decreased the maximum amount of beds allowed at their facilities, and some politicians have expressed their delight.  According to a report, some legislators believed the bed reduction was completely necessary to improve the quality of care that seniors receive at nursing homes.  New laws were put into place that spelled out some quality standards facilities must follow.   Read More...

  • Area in One State Received Violations for Nearly Every Nursing Home Facility

    In one specific zone in one state, almost every nursing home facility received violations for health and/or safety standards regarding the well-being of their residents.  Out of the sixty-four nursing homes in the recently open reports, only two in this area did not receive a single violation.  According to an article, the average number of violations was over ten and a half per facility.   Among the violations for one specific facility included failure to protect each reside...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Facing Additional Lawsuit for Resident on Resident Abuse

    A nursing home facility who just recently lost a case via jury trial for resident on resident abuse is facing another lawsuit.  According to a report, the facility changed its name following the jury’s verdict of over $3,000,000.  The newest lawsuit is claiming the facility is understaffed, financially-driven, and unsympathetic to the safety of its current residents.According to the lawsuit, a 92-year-old demented resident was allegedly beaten by the same resident which resulted ...  Read More...

  • Senate Advances Bill that would Require Conspicuous Daily Staff Reports for Nursing Homes

    One state’s senate just progressed a bill that would require all nursing home facilities in this state to conspicuously report in writing the facility’s daily staffing levels. According to the proposal, publicly posting the number of staff present might incentivize facilities to employ a minimum number of staff in efforts to appear safer. The bill’s purpose is to cure or improve the extremely low ratios of current nursing home staff to residents.   Read More...

  • Government Scores “One Star” Staffing Ratings for Several Nursing Homes in One Area

    Low nurse staffing remains a great problem for nursing homes, especially in one area that received the lowest “grade” from the federal government. Last year, the federal government began rating nursing home facilities based upon their staffing, or lack of, in order for consumers to locate quality nursing home care. Thirty nursing homes in one area received one-star ratings for their staffing, which is considered far below typical.Statistically speaking, low staff counts usually means...  Read More...

  • Family Member Deeply Concerned about Mother’s Care in Nursing Home, Demands Staffing Changes

    The daughter of one nursing home resident is frustrated at the lack of apparent care her mother is receiving from nursing staff. Her mother’s health requires round the clock care due to declining health. The daughter’s concerns include finding her mother soaked in urine on multiple occasions.“My mother has gone through so much in life – so much in life that people have no clue.   Read More...

  • Senators Acknowledge Nursing Home Abuse, Discuss Plans to Eliminate Neglect

    On March 6, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the issues surrounding nursing home neglect, abuse, and mistreatment. The discussions regarding nursing homes were largely related to the need for stricter regulations, tougher screening of potential employees, and the elimination of preventable errors.The hearing was sparked by several recent national reports of alleged nursing home abuse, which one committee chairman is stressing are not isolated incidents. “Hardly a week g...  Read More...