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“Elderly Woman’s Son Says His Mother’s Severe Facial Injuries Are From Nursing Home Abuse” – WABC-TV

An 86-year-old woman’s son suspects that her brutal facial injuries were caused by nursing home abuse in a New Jersey facility, according to a report from Toni Yates at WABC-TV. Benny Gomez says his mother suffered double fractures to her face, a broken nose and stitches.  The Westfield Center Nursing Care facility claims her injuries were the result of a fall.  But Gomez said that she told him Read More >>

The Most Poorly Rated Nursing Homes in the United States – LTCCC Alert

August 21, 2019 – Approximately half of all seniors will need nursing home care at some point. Despite this significant need, and the vulnerability of most nursing home residents, serious problems are widespread and persistent, including inadequate staffing, substandard care, abuse, and neglect. To help the public gain insights into the quality and safety of facilities in their communities, LTCCC Read More >>

Bedsores: An Early Sign of Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home

Families of nursing home residents beware: A recent federal study found that incidents of abuse in nursing home abuse doubled from 2013 to 2017. The Government Accountability Office analyzed sample data from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which ensures federal quality standards in nursing homes. The agency found that “abuse deficiencies” increased 103% from 430 incidents 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 >>

Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage

A breaking article in Newsday (today, September 29), entitled, "Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage" , by author, Martin C. Evans @martincevans, describes that the "91 year-old" Northport, Virginia Center, comprising, "four nursing homes," had "staffing shortages, mismanaged the nurses to fill the gaps and allowed overtime costs to balloon to $1.5 million in 2017," about Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive – LTCCC

From the Long Term Care Community Coalition, August 8, 2018 - Staffing is perhaps the most important factor in a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have enough qualified care staff. However, in the Read More >>

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years – The New York Times

An article appeared on July 7, 2018, on The New York Times website, entitled, "‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years", by author, Jordan Rau. In the article, Rau indicated, "Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of Read More >>