Everything listed under: nursing home deaths

  • Premature Deaths of Residents at one Nursing Home Facility Not Investigated

    One nursing home is facing consequences after instances of residents’ unexpected deaths went unreported. According to the law, these sorts of untimely deaths are to be reported to the Department of Health. Caregiver abuse, neglect, and mistreatment must be ruled out as a cause or aid to the residents’ deaths.Consequently, the nursing home is facing both federal and state fines.   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 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 $46,000 For Negligence In Patient Deaths

    A nursing home has been fined nearly $46,000 after three patient deaths as determined by surveys held over 4 months time. The facility revealed deficiencies that involved employing incompetent caregivers, neglecting residents with life-threatening conditions and denying residents their pain medication. In addition to patient deaths, the facility's residents have been left sitting in urine for more than an hour and without answers to call lights for 33 minutes. The facility has a history...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $46,000 For Negligence In Patient Deaths

    A nursing home has been fined nearly $46,000 after three patient deaths as determined by surveys held over 4 months time. The facility revealed deficiencies that involved employing incompetent caregivers, neglecting residents with life-threatening conditions and denying residents their pain medication. In addition to patient deaths, the facility's residents have been left sitting in urine for more than an hour and without answers to call lights for 33 minutes. The facility has a history...  Read More...

  • Paramedic Haunted by Deaths of 12 at Florida Nursing Home

    A paramedic testified that he is haunted by the deaths of 12 patients from the extreme heat following the power failure during Hurricane Irma. Craig Wohlitka and two colleagues from Hollywood Fire-Rescue testified they responded to the facility four times on Sept. 12 and 13 with it getting warmer each time. During the last visit, the head nurse was performing CPR on a dead man."The lack of care that these people were experiencing and just the conditions they were experiencing," Wo...  Read More...

  • Hearing To Determine Fate Of Nursing Home

    A hearing is set to determine the future and fate of a nursing home where 11 of 12 deaths were ruled a homicide. The patients died due to a lack of air temperature regulation after the facility lost power. The patients sent to the hospital were suffering from body temperatures from 107-108 degrees.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Feeling Effects Of Lawsuits, State Fines For Deficiencies In Care

    A nursing home chain is filing for bankruptcy claiming that numerous lawsuits against its facilities have left it lacking funds to provide adequate healthcare. However, public records show the amount money that went into the properties of the owner of the chain and the many deficiencies cited by the state health department. State surveys many incidents warranting hefty fines. One of the incidents involved a patient known for violence and instability who beat his two roommates to death.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Create Emergency Plans As New Legislative Mandate

    New legislation has been passed since nursing home patients died after a hurricane took the power from the building and left patients in a facility with high temperatures and now air conditioning. The new laws require nursing homes to have emergency plans in place to ensure that there is a plan of action in the wake of emergency situations such as the time following a hurricane.  The nursing home facility that allow patients to die in the wake of the hurricane has since closed its doors, bu...  Read More...

  • Conditions Of Nursing Home Deaths Reveal 99 Degree Temperatures

    Ongoing investigations into the deaths of 12 nursing home patients have revealed further details on the conditions in which they died. In the wake of a hurricane, the facility lost power, and failed to have a generator back up in order to regulate the temperature of the facility for patients. A report on the conditions show the nursing home was a sweltering 99 degrees. Temperatures rose to the highest level on the second floor of the facility.   Read More...