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Nursing Homes Use Antipsychotic Drugs Unnecessarily

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Nursing homes are giving antipsychotic drugs to patients who don’t need them, according to a new government report.  In a study of Medicare cases, the Health and Human Services Inspector General found that “antipsychotic drugs were given to nursing home residents "unnecessarily" over 300,000 times between January and June 2007.”  More than half of those…

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Nursing Homes Need Medicare to Stay Fully Staffed

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Washington DC’s The Hill newspaper points out that nursing homes may be nervous about budget cuts. The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care released data this week stating that nursing homes “create more jobs nationwide than any other healthcare employer except hospitals.” They hope this information will have some affect as Congress looks to Medicare…

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Nursing Assistant Arrested for Financial Exploitation

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Vermont authorities have arrested a nursing home employee for 16 counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and attempted financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.   The 36 year old woman was a licensed nursing assistant at Thompson House Nursing Facility, made cash withdrawals of several thousand dollars and attempted other withdrawals using the…

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Sacramento Nursing Home Fire

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Sacramento’s Crestwood Manor Nursing Home caught fire this morning prompting the evacuation of 72 people just around 8AM. The long-term care facility is next to UC Davis Medical Center and has capacity for 130 residents. The cause of the two-alarm blaze is under investigation; the building’s sprinkler system was activated when the fire started and…

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Negligencia en las Casas de Ancianos de California

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Abogados de California con Experiencia en Casos de Negligencia en las Casas de Ancianos Siempre estamos buscando los mejores servicios para nuestros ancianos, nunca nos imaginamos que puedan existir lugares en los cuales en lugar de cuidarlos y tratarlos con dignidad, los maltraten y negligentemente abandonen. Las personas de la tercera edad son personas vulnerables…

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