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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
CMS Requires Additional Measures to Prevent Covid Nursing Home Infections from Under-vaccinated Staff

CMS Requires Additional Measures to Prevent Covid Nursing Home Infections from Under-vaccinated Staff

Additional CMS Requirements to Prevent COVID Infections from Under-Vaccinated Nursing Home Staff: According to Provider Magazine, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has compiled lists of additional precautions beyond the CDC’s Interim IPC...
Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Prevent Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Prevent Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Prevent Nursing Home Sexual Abuse: House Bill 2341, written by Rep. Robert Matzie, would require nursing homes to report residents who are convicted sex offenders. A new bill seeking to protect elderly residents from nursing home sexual...
Investors Profit, Residents Suffer, from Cost-cutting Measures at Nursing Homes

Investors Profit, Residents Suffer, from Cost-cutting Measures at Nursing Homes

Cost-cutting Measures at Nursing Homes Leave Residents Suffering while Investors Profit: Shielded by a complex corporate structure, investment companies can dodge accountability for lapses in care at private nursing homes. There is a correlation between the poor—and...
DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response: Amid ongoing claims that the state’s efforts fell short in combatting the COVID crisis in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli defended the state’s response to the...