Staffing Shortages Affect Quality of In-Home and Residential Care

Staffing Shortages Affect Quality of In-Home and Residential Care

Many people search for alternative care for their loved ones outside of the traditional nursing homes and senior care facilities. For elderly adults with physical or age-related disabilities who want to maintain some form of independence, residential care facilities have always been the default choice. But opinions are starting to change. The pandemic contributed to…

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Nursing Homes Are Misleading the Public About Their Ratings

Nursing Homes Are Misleading the Public About Their Ratings

A New York Times investigation has uncovered data showing that many nursing homes across the country have been manipulating the CMS star system to achieve higher ratings. These facilities have been gaming the ratings by inflating or reducing the data they report to the CMS system, which stands for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare…

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Malnutrition and Dehydration in Maryland Nursing Homes

Malnutrition and Dehydration in Maryland Nursing Homes

Common forms of nursing home abuse or neglect include malnutrition and dehydration. Malnutrition can occur in elderly persons when they are not provided with enough food to eat, the right food to eat, or if certain health issues prevent them from eating properly. Dehydration can happen when a nursing home resident loses bodily fluids and…

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Why Is COVID-19 Such a Threat for Nursing Home Residents?

Why Is COVID-19 Such a Threat for Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes and assisted living centers are in the spotlight because of the coronavirus. The elderly population is at highest danger of acquiring the virus. This risk level is increased by the fact that many elderly folks in these facilities have particular health conditions that can weaken their immune systems. These individuals have many of…

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5 Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Neglectful care is one of the most serious issues faced by nursing home residents across the country. The level of neglect involved can vary on a case-by-case basis. Issues involving assistance with eating, basic hygiene, and mobility can all be affected by the negligence of nursing home care takers. Recognizing the signs of neglect can…

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Woman Killed by Parasites

When you and your loved one make a decision to move into a nursing home facility, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the nursing home management and staff. Your family is entrusting someone you love into the care of others you do not personally know. This can be a difficult choice…

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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Choosing to place a parent or loved one in a nursing home can be difficult on its own merits. However, an added challenge is to find a nursing home that is trustworthy and safe – one that provides optimum care for its residents and does not have a history of elderly abuse and neglect. Unfortunately,…

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Nursing Home Regulations Regarding Oversight Have Been Scaled Back

In response to complaints from a nursing home industry trade group’s plea for relief from excessive government oversight, the Trump administration is relaxing the harsh penalties that had been levied against nursing homes that neglect or harm residents. This scaling back of the use of fines is part of the overall relaxation of federal regulations…

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What Liability Do Nursing Homes Have When a Resident Falls?

Falls, for older Americans, are one of those occurrences that can shatter their quality of life. Falls, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. The CDC reports that one in four Americans over age 65 falls each year, and every 11 seconds, an adult is treated in…

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Nursing Home Residents Deserve Better Than What They’re Getting

The tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills , the nursing home where eight residents died and more than a hundred were at-risk of injury during Hurricane Irma was absolutely horrific. What looked like a case of a tragic accident when first reported has become, as more details are uncovered, a far more complicated…

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