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When Do Bedsores Start?

Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are a persistent and common problem affecting nursing home residents across the country. More severe bedsores are associated with higher mortality rates, longer hospital stays, and costly treatment. According to the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, out of 1.5 million nursing home residents that … Continue reading When Do Bedsores Start?

Ohio Nursing Home Investigated Following Abuse and Neglect Allegations

Those with family or friends in nursing homes like to believe that their infirm loved ones are receiving the consistent, quality medical and nursing care they could not otherwise receive at home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Take Central Ohio, for instance, where between January 2017 and September 2018 the state Attorney General’s … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Home Investigated Following Abuse and Neglect Allegations

Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death Case Settled in Bremerton

West’s Encyclopedia for American Law defines wrongful death as, “the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.” In other words, if someone is killed because of the negligent or abusive behavior of another person, the victim’s beneficiaries have ground to file wrongful death … Continue reading Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death Case Settled in Bremerton

New Senate Report Slams Nursing Home Disaster Preparedness, Makes Recommendations

A 75-page investigative report entitled “Sheltering in Danger: How Poor Emergency Planning and Response Put Nursing Homes Residents at Risk During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” was released Nov. 2 by the Democratic minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees Medicare and Medicaid matters. The report called for increased nursing home disaster preparedness standards. The … Continue reading New Senate Report Slams Nursing Home Disaster Preparedness, Makes Recommendations

High-Intensity Therapy Unnecessarily Pushed by Nursing Homes, Data Shows

A recently published study has discovered that nursing home residents are spending more time receiving high-intensity therapy and rehabilitation treatment at the end of their life. The therapies are unnecessary and potentially harmful to patients but reap significant financial benefits for for-profit nursing home facilities, the study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care … Continue reading High-Intensity Therapy Unnecessarily Pushed by Nursing Homes, Data Shows

How to Find a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

It is a difficult decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home. Nursing homes are supposed to be a peaceful haven of respite dedicated to making the close of a loved one’s life dignified and comfortable as possible through round-the-clock attention and care for the needs of each resident. It is for this … Continue reading How to Find a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Study Shows Residents in For-Profit Nursing Homes Are More Likely To Experience Neglect

The number of people in nursing homes declined while the number of complaints spiked 33 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to study results, patients receiving care in for-profit institutions showed more signs of neglect than patients residing in non-profit … Continue reading Study Shows Residents in For-Profit Nursing Homes Are More Likely To Experience Neglect

4 Ways to Create Meaning in Nursing Home Life

The health status of people living nursing home life is often complex. An average person only resides in the home for two years, and many come in after being exposed to traumatic events like the loss of their home, spouse, relatives or friends. Eighty percent of nursing home residents suffer from dementia. These factors influence … Continue reading 4 Ways to Create Meaning in Nursing Home Life

Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes

According to a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, American nursing homes are failing to prevent bedsores and other infections that lead to sepsis, a severe infection that is deadly if not cared for properly. In all nursing homes,  infections often aren’t monitored closely enough to accurately define how many became … Continue reading Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes

Veterans Affairs Releases Report on VA Nursing Home Abuse

Checking a family member or friend into a nursing home is a hard decision. Once that decision is made, it’s expected that the resident will receive the attention and medical treatment necessary to live out their days with comfort and dignity. This is especially true with veterans from our armed forces. Unfortunately, investigations show the … Continue reading Veterans Affairs Releases Report on VA Nursing Home Abuse

Overworked Nurses, Poor Staffing Can Affect Patient Safety

An overworked nursing staff can increase the risk of safety incidents in hospital care facilities, according to recent research published in the British Medical Journal. As the first of its kind, the study analyzed how nurse workload could ultimately alter the quality of care. The data demonstrates insufficient staffing can strain resources, raising the risk … Continue reading Overworked Nurses, Poor Staffing Can Affect Patient Safety