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Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes – NEPR and WBUR

On March 14, New England Public Radio reposted an important broadcast (and article) from WBUR, with the online article, by Quincy Walters, entitled "Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes." The broadcast and article described a woman named Betty Crane, whom, in 2015, according to the reporting, was "looking forward to her 70th wedding anniversary in December...", but, "at a Read More >>

‘Absolutely despicable’: Photo of elderly woman face-down in pillow at nursing home sparks outrage.

According to Holter, "Julia Wiggins, a local pastor, posted the photos to Facebook on Tuesday showing 80-year-old Esther Brown 'face down into a soft pillow gasping for breath and strangling on her own saliva,' she wrote."   The article goes on to state that, "Wiggins urged people with family members in nursing homes to keep tabs on them often." As she indicated, “'People please Read More >>

Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry

Following is a joint statement issued by Long Term Care Community Coalition and the Center for Medicare Advocacy on current financial troubles and turmoil in the nursing home industry.   The statement is also available at  https://nursinghome411.org/ltccc-comments/. Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry January 2019—The nursing home industry is facing tremendous turmoil Read More >>

Protect Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death – From Newsday Long Island

A September 10, article in Newsday, by criminal justice reporter, Bridget Murphy (bridget.murphy@newsday.com; Twitter: @ByBridgetMurphy ), entitled,"Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death", describes that, "Sijimole Reji, Annieamma Augustine and Martine Morland are all former county employees who are on trial in the nursing home death of an elderly person whose Read More >>

Media Advisory: Latest Federal Data Reveal Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia – LTCCC

A new (June 5) Media Advisory from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: “Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.” Below is the complete text of the Advisory (shared by Dalli & Read More >>

Dems’ Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions – Newsmax

A 2017 Newsmax article by author, Betsy McCaughey, was entitled, "Dems' Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions". McCaughey reported, "Nationwide, one-third of nursing home residents suffer serious, often permanent injuries due to neglect, according to a federal Inspector General report." She continued, "Indifference is the real culprit, not inadequate Medicaid money. For Read More >>

Dept. Of Health & Human Services Audit Shows Nursing Home Sexual & Physical Assault Is Underreported

More than 25% of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home residents apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that cites Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring notification immediately. Click here to read the Newsday Article Read More >>

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Three Charged in Negligent Death of Nursing Home Resident

Two nurses and one aide were charged with negligence and causing the death of an 81 year old ventilator dependent resident at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility. They allegedly failed to respond to alarms when the resident was disconnected from the ventilator. This is another example of Nursing Home Abuse.  Bedsores, Falls, Fractures and Negligence are common occurrences at many nursing Read More >>