Nursing Home Blog

Study Shows Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes Are Being Transferred to Hospitals for Questionable Reasons

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

The rate of questionable transfers of end-stage dementia patients from nursing homes to hospitals has raised flags for public health researchers at Brown University. After analyzing Medicare records of approximately 475,000 patients, the team, led by Dr. Joan Teno, M.D., found that nearly 20 percent of dementia patients were transferred from their nursing homes into…

Continue Reading

iPad 2 Linked with Improved Memory and Socialization Skills in Dementia Patients at Nursing Homes

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

In a “happy accident,” one Orange County, Florida, nursing home facility has found that the iPad 2 is helping dementia residents reclaim some of their memory, motor, and social skills. Although devices that monitor movements, habits and temperature have been used in nursing homes for years, the iPad is one of the first high-tech devices…

Continue Reading

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Nursing Home Staff to Administer Painkillers without Prescriptions

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

Newly proposed legislation could soon allow nurses in nursing homes to administer controlled substance painkillers to residents when acting on a physician’s verbal orders. The legislation comes despite increasing numbers of nursing home residents who have been killed because of poorly administered, or over-administered, painkillers. (more…)

Continue Reading

Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

Each year, it is estimated that 1 out of 3 adults ages 65 and older falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries that result in death. In nursing home residents, falls are the leading cause of injury. Even when the fall does not result in injury, most elderly people who fall develop an acute…

Continue Reading

Illegal Nursing Home Evictions on the Rise

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

In an illegal, but growing, new trend, nursing home residents are returning from emergency hospital stays only to find that they are denied re-admittance into their long-term care nursing home facility. Left homeless, many are then forced to seek attorney representation and wait in the hospital until a new placement can be found. This often…

Continue Reading

Uninsured Nursing Home Found Guilty of Elder Abuse Declares Bankruptcy Before Jury Returns With Damages

Archives, Nursing Home Blog

SAN GABRIEL, CALIF. (Oct. 1, 2011) --- An uninsured skilled nursing home operator was found liable yesterday of abusing an elderly resident. After the jury returned a verdict that would have led to a $1.5 million liability and an expected punitive damage verdict in the range of $20 million soon to follow, Erwin Cablayan, shareholder…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading
Page 25 of 27« First...1020...2324252627