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An Unvaccinated Worker in a Kentucky Nursing Home Set Off a Significant COVID Outbreak

In Kentucky, an unvaccinated worker at a nursing home facility recently set off a COVID-19 outbreak. Although the majority of the nursing home’s residents had been vaccinated, there were still 22 cases of COVID reported among residents and employees who were fully vaccinated. While many of the infected individuals who were vaccinated were not symptomatic or hospitalized, one vaccinated resident Read More >>

Attorney General Says NY Nursing Home Deaths Undercounted by as Much as 50%

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of nearly 126,000 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for close to 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Because the virus is particularly lethal to the elderly and those with underlying conditions, nursing home residents are Read More >>

1199SEIU Calls for Monumental Nursing Home Reform 

1199SEIU, one of the most powerful healthcare unions in the eastern US, represents more than 65,000 members in hundreds of nursing homes across the country. All have come together to put a stop to the nursing home crisis.  After years and years of denying our need for better long-term care facilities, a pandemic was what it took for our nation to finally awaken to the threat of poor nursing Read More >>

Did the Cuomo Administration Conceal Records Related to COVID Nursing Home Violations?

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of more than 100,000 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for close to 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States. The numbers have been particularly high in New York, which isn’t helped by mounting reports of COVID-19 violations Read More >>

How Common Is Poor Dental Hygiene in Nursing Homes?

Regular dental care in nursing homes is often neglected. Dental needs change with age in several ways: people have a harder time completing daily tasks, their gums and teeth generally begin to decay, and their bodies become more susceptible to infection. Often, nursing home facilities think of general care as separate from oral care, but that’s not the case. Oral care directly impacts whole-body Read More >>

5 Reasons to Sue a Nursing Home for Neglect in NYC

The majority of nursing home injuries are preventable, which is why it shouldn’t be assumed that they’re all accidents. Framing them as an accident minimizes the real problem at hand: the negligence of caregivers and nursing home facilities. We entrust our loved ones’ care to nursing homes with the belief that they’re in capable and compassionate hands. We trust that those caring for them will do Read More >>

UPDATE: New Congressional Bill Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses In Nursing Home Contracts

Clauses Prevent Families From Suing a Facility in Court for Neglect and Abuse of a Loved One Last December, two members of Congress introduced a bill that would ban skilled nursing facilities from requiring residents to sign forced arbitration agreements before being admitted. These types of contracts protect a nursing home if your loved one suffers neglect or abuse in their facility. By signing, Read More >>

New Report Illustrates Inhumane Conditions in Nursing Homes – LTCCC

January 21, 2020 – For far too many nursing home residents, adequate care and treatment with dignity are out of reach. Though nursing home standards are strong, the promise of those standards is frequently broken. Last year, a resident’s daughter testified at a U.S. Senate hearing, “[m]y final memories of my mother's life now include watching her bang uncontrollably on her private parts for days Read More >>

Understaffing At Nursing Homes Often Leads To Elder Abuse Including Bedsores and Falls

As the U.S. population ages, the need for quality elder care increases nationwide. Often, families turn to skilled nursing facilities to provide the best care for their loved ones. But some estimates reveal an alarmingly disproportionate ratio of staff to residents that can result in negligence and abuse. On average, U.S. nursing homes have one aide on duty for every 10 residents, based on Read More >>

Why The Holidays Are A Prime Time For Elder Abuse And What You Can Do To Thwart It

Why The Holidays Are A Prime Time For Elder Abuse – The Conversation The holidays provide us with an opportunity to be more alert to signs of elder abuse and neglect, according to Kathleen Wilber, professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California writing for The Conversation. She reports that the World Health Organization says one in six older adults worldwide is a victim of Read More >>