Nursing Homes are Failing to Report Falls and Bedsores

Nursing Homes are Failing to Report Falls and Bedsores

Nursing Homes are Failing to Report Falls and Bedsores: A recent study shows that nursing homes are underreporting serious falls and bedsores, top indicators of nursing home malpractice. According to a U.S. News & World Report article, a study indicates that U.S....
Pennsylvania Nursing Home Settles in Bedsore Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Settles in Bedsore Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Settles in Bedsore Wrongful Death Lawsuit: The Gardens at Scranton nursing home has a recent history of nursing home malpractice lawsuits in which wrongful death from bed sores has been alleged. A Pennsylvania nursing home has settled in a...
Federal Government Targets Nursing Homes for Alleged Inappropriate Antipsychotic Drugs Use

Federal Government Targets Nursing Homes for Alleged Inappropriate Antipsychotic Drugs Use

Federal Government Targets Nursing Homes for Alleged Inappropriate Antipsychotic Drugs Use: CMS has announced it will conduct investigations into certain nursing homes in an effort to uncover illegitimate schizophrenia diagnoses and any accompanying inappropriate...
Nursing Homes Are Increasingly Using Epilepsy Drugs to Chemically Restrain Residents with Dementia

Nursing Homes Are Increasingly Using Epilepsy Drugs to Chemically Restrain Residents with Dementia

Nursing Homes Using Epilepsy Drugs to Chemically Restrain Residents with Dementia: A new government study indicates that anti-seizure medications usually reserved for epilepsy patients are increasingly being used by nursing homes to sedate dementia patients, says 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...