The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now doing more to crack down on understaffing in nursing homes. By passing a payroll records submission requirement for nursing homes that went into effect in April of last year, CMS now has a better method to judge which facilities are truly ... [Continue Reading]
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Sedating Residents Suffering From Dementia is Nursing Home Abuse
A study by the Human Right Watch finds that 179,000 nursing home residents are being given antipsychotic drugs, even though these residents don’t have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other serious mental illness these drugs are designed to treat. What’s troubling is that these drugs are being ... [Continue Reading]
Will Medicare’s New Payment System Prevent Nursing Home Neglect?
In 2016, nearly 11 percent of nursing home residents were sent to hospitals for conditions that might have been averted with better medical and staff oversight. This fiscal year, which runs October 2018 to September 2019, Medicare will implement a new system of accountability for nursing ... [Continue Reading]
Sepsis Caused By Nursing Home Neglect – A New Treatment Offers Hope
A new vitamin treatment made of vitamin C, thiamine, and steroids is offering new hope for patients suffering from sepsis. Sepsis, is a blood infection that can turn lethal in many cases and very quickly. CDC reports that one-third patient deaths in hospital is caused by ... [Continue Reading]
How to Find the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved One?
There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing the right nursing home for your loved one. Should you find one that’s located near your parent’s residence or near yours? Is my mom still independent or does she need nursing home care? As questions like these and many other come to mind a good ... [Continue Reading]
Verbal Threats Are Still Nursing Home Abuse
When we think of nursing home abuse, we often think of elderly residents being hurt physically when care is lacking in a nursing home facility. Issues that often come to mind are: Bed sores Dehydration or malnutrition Soiled clothes or linens Bruises Untreated infections These ... [Continue Reading]
When Forced Feeding is Nursing Home Abuse
As our loved ones age, their appetites may diminish or they may have health conditions that cause difficulty in eating and swallowing food. When this happens it’s important that our loved ones are not malnourished or dehydrated due to a reduced nutrient intake. Long-term residential ... [Continue Reading]
Quality Care Harder to Find for Residents with Mental Health Issues
Our elderly loved ones often need care in a nursing home if they face a mental condition like Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. This study performed by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York found that nursing homes with the highest Medicare ... [Continue Reading]