Yearly Archives: 2011

Burglary Ring Targets Nursing Homes

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

Theft in nursing homes is always a concern, but a band of burglars has taken it to a new level, hitting long-term care facilities in six states. An organized gang of thieves – believed to be all male – dress as female nurses and walk into nursing homes when residents are typically out of their…

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Resident-on-Resident Violence in Nursing Homes

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

When 81-year-old William Leo McDougall was charged with one felony count of murder after beating his 94-year-old roommate over the head with a metal clothing rod, the case helped to expose a growing epidemic of resident-on-resident violence in nursing homes. Imagine being attacked in your own home and never knowing when it will happen again.…

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Stability Control Systems to Be Required on Tractor Trailer Trucks

Archives, Trucking Accidents

In the latest attempt to keep roads safe for motorists, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency is currently awaiting approval on a proposed bill to require stability control systems on tractors. Responsible for 304 deaths and 2,738 injuries a year, rollover and loss-of-control crashes caused by unstable tractor trailer trucks are extremely dangerous. They…

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Federal “Nursing Home Compare” Website Updated

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

In a move to help families looking for nursing homes, the federal government has updated Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare ” website. The “new” website revises the old one. Twenty-one new criteria, which help measure the quality of care at nursing homes across the country, are added. The new website allows the government to assess resident…

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Federal Report Shows 1/3 of Nursing Homes Across the Nation Have Been Cited for Abusing Residents

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In 2009 the federal government found that nearly 1/3 of all nursing homes in the United States had received citations for abusing and neglecting their residents. According to the official report, the House Government Reform Committee conducted a search of all abuse violations recorded at nursing homes from 1999 to 2001. It found that a…

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