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  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Fall Nine Days After Admission

    A nursing home is under investigation after the death of a patient.  The family is speaking about the facility's lack of care and failure to notify of a fall.  The patient died just 9 days after being admitted. "She would still be here today had they contacted us," said the patient's daughter.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Allows Patient To Die From Bedsores

    A nursing home patient has died after the facility allowed him to suffer bedsores he did not have upon admission to the facility. "They told me this is the worst case of bedsores they have ever seen from that nursing home," his son recalled doctors and nurses telling him in the emergency room. "The sores were black.   Read More...

  • Youth Group Brings Christmas Cheer To Nursing Home

    A church-led youth group brought some Christmas cheer through visits and fruit basket gifts. The 15-member youth group put the baskets together and brought them to the nursing home. The group is committed to volunteer work and community service. They spent time with the patients, prayed with them and talked to them.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Suffers Pressure Ulcer Deep Into Her Spine

    The legal guardian and family member of a loved one is reaching out to lawmakers to advocate for hidden cameras in nursing homes after watching his cousin suffer from a pressure ulcer that went deep into her spine. The patient suffered from diabetes and was allowed to develop a wound that ultimately became deep and infected. “The wound is probably 1 1/2 inch in diameter and 3 inches deep -- and at the base of the wound I can see her spine.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Death Ruled Neglect, Facility Unpenalized

    A nursing home has yet to be held responsible for the death of a patient due to neglect. The patient was admitted to the nursing home with dementia. The patient was stable for a few years, until suddenly she became lethargic and stopped eating.   Read More...

  • California Fire Destroys Nursing Home, Patients Evacuated

    Nursing home personnel had to think fast and risk their lives to save patients in the midst of fire. The California fires put the lives of many in dangers and took the lives of others. For one nursing home the heroic acts of the nursing home staff saved the patients. Staff evacuated the patients in their own vehicles after the administrator found beds for them at other facilities.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Audited For Staffing Levels

    A state auditor general is auditing nursing homes that previously struggled with adequate staffing to provide quality care to patients. The state department of health was under scrutiny for not properly enforcing rules, citations, and fines. The auditor general detailed his purpose in the audit. "Not only that they're having enough staff, but that they're having enough direct care and enough direct care time, and that the fines are signficant enough that a nursing home doesn...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dumped At Assisted Living Facility

    Nursing homes have been investigated for early discharges of patients incapable of caring for themselves. For one patient whose needs were greater than the facility was willing to provide, the patient was dropped off at assisted living facility where he formally lived but no longer had a lease.  He had seizures and was no longer capable of caring for himself.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Admissions Suspended

    Admissions have been suspended for a nursing home in one state. The nursing home has not paid taxes for the beds and the state has concerns it will affect the wellbeing of patients. The facility may have the ban lifted once requirements are met. The failure to pay the taxes causes concern for the financial wellbeing of the facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Transported To Vote By EMS Driver

    A nursing home resident had the desire to vote when she found out she was required to vote in person in her precinct after her absentee ballot had a mixup. She asked her ambulance driver to take her when she was transported to the doctor for an appointment. The ambulance driver agreed to take her to the polls after her appointment. The driver had never done this type of service before, but agreed.   Read More...