Federal Funding Withdrawn from Louisiana Owner Following Multiple Incidences of Nursing Home Neglect in the Wake of Hurricane Ida

Federal Funding Withdrawn from Louisiana Owner Following Multiple Incidences of Nursing Home Neglect in the Wake of Hurricane Ida

Federal Funding Withdrawn Due to Nursing Home Neglect: Due to multiple violations of state law as well as a lack of concern for residents’ welfare, seven homes owned by a Louisiana nursing home owner have been cut off from receiving federal health care money. A...

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Nursing Home Report Reveals a System Badly in Need of Reform

Nursing Home Report Reveals a System Badly in Need of Reform

Nursing Home Report Reveals a System Badly in Need of Reform: A report of American nursing homes says cycles of deficient care, poor nursing home infection control, and low staffing that contribute to nursing home neglect will continue unless significant changes are...

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Sexual Abuse of Three Residents Deliberately Suppressed by Bucks County Nursing Home Administrators, Say Prosecutors

Sexual Abuse of Three Residents Deliberately Suppressed by Bucks County Nursing Home Administrators, Say Prosecutors

Sexual Abuse of Residents Suppressed by Nursing Home Administrators: Prosecutors have charged two administrators at The Landing of Southampton with failure to report abuse, nursing home neglect, and other offenses. Information related to the sexual abuse of three...

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Studies Say Shifting away from Multiple-Occupancy Rooms Is Necessary to Improve Nursing Home Safety and Avoid Nursing Home Neglect

Studies Say Shifting away from Multiple-Occupancy Rooms Is Necessary to Improve Nursing Home Safety and Avoid Nursing Home Neglect

Private Rooms Improve Nursing Home Safety: Recent studies indicate that nursing home safety issues like nursing home infections and medication errors can be reduced by providing residents with private rooms. Providing nursing home residents with single-occupancy rooms...

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The Link between Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Star Ratings

The Link between Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Star Ratings

The Link between Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Star Ratings: A recent CMS-funded study suggests a link between high staff turnover and the low star ratings that result from negligent care related to nursing home neglect and abuse. Low nursing home staff turnover...

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New Jersey Takes Control of Problematic Nursing Home after DOH Raises Concern for Residents’ Lives

New Jersey Takes Control of Problematic Nursing Home after DOH Raises Concern for Residents’ Lives

New Jersey Takes Control of Nursing Home with DOH Concerned for Residents’ Lives: Prior to the stepping in of the state, the Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center in Andover, named one of New Jersey’s 15 worst-performing nursing homes for failing to prevent nursing...

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Better Prevention and Treatment Measures Needed for UTIs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Better Prevention and Treatment Measures Needed for UTIs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Prevention and Treatment Needed for UTIs in Nursing Homes: Although often preventable, urinary tract infections are among the more common nursing home infections for Pennsylvania long-term care residents. According to an article by Patient Safety, the Pennsylvania...

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More Families Sue Andover Nursing Home, Claiming Gross Negligence in Relatives’ Death from COVID

More Families Sue Andover Nursing Home, Claiming Gross Negligence in Relatives’ Death from COVID

Families Sue Nursing Home due to Negligence in Death from COVID: The lawsuit alleges nursing home neglect led to the rampant infection of the coronavirus that caused their loved ones’ wrongful death. A new lawsuit brought by 16 families of loved ones who died during a...

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Residents with Diabetes at Higher Risk for Bedsores, Posing Challenges for Nursing Homes

Residents with Diabetes at Higher Risk for Bedsores, Posing Challenges for Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Residents with Diabetes at Higher Risk for Bedsores: Having diabetes increases the risk of developing pressure ulcers and may impede the kind of early detection that prevents dangerous bedsores stages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Residents are Worse-Off at Private Equity-Owned Nursing Homes, Studies Show

Residents are Worse-Off at Private Equity-Owned Nursing Homes, Studies Show

Residents are Worse-Off at Private Equity-Owned Nursing Homes, Studies Show: Citing recent studies, the White House recently declared that residents of private equity-owned nursing facilities have a greater likelihood of experiencing negative outcomes relating to...

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White House Pledges New Efforts against Unnecessary Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Home Dementia Patients

White House Pledges New Efforts against Unnecessary Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Home Dementia Patients

White House against Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Home Dementia Patients: The use of antipsychotic drugs in elderly patients not diagnosed with schizophrenia falls into the category of nursing home medication errors, a common but lesser known aspect of nursing...

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Philadelphia Nurse Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Neglect in Death of H.R. McMaster, Sr.

Philadelphia Nurse Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Neglect in Death of H.R. McMaster, Sr.

Philadelphia Nurse Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Neglect in Death of H.R. McMaster, Sr.:  A former nursing home nurse has pleaded guilty to two charges related to the 2018 fatal nursing home fall of the father of former Trump national security advisor H.R. McMaster,...

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