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Resident-on-Resident Violence in Nursing Homes

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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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Federal “Nursing Home Compare” Website Updated

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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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