Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) publishes, on a quarterly basis, information on staffing for every nursing home in the country (that is in compliance with federal staff reporting requirements). Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent [...]
According to a recent study by National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes: Key Issues in Prevention and Treatment, at least a third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.
Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, physical abuse in nursing homes is the top-reported complaint of elder abuse, at 27.4%. Shockingly, over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to abusing residents in their care.
According to the CDC, about 1,800 nursing home residents die each year from falls, and about 10% to 20% of all nursing home falls cause serious injuries such as fractures.
More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States every year, and as many as one in ten elderly people are victims of elder abuse in some form.* You should be aware of these warning signs to keep your loved one safe.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT While everyone will agree that Veterans of our military deserve the highest degree of medical care that can be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the reality is that the VA Health Care System is a disgrace. Reports of Veterans having to wait months or even [...]
Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there. Someone with Alzheimer’s may sleep a lot or not enough, and may wake up many times during the night. Click HERE to be taken to the National Institute on Aging's website for the 6 tips that may [...]
By: Adina Genn November 14, 2016 Whether families of nursing home residents get their day in court when disputing quality-of-care issues may ultimately come down to who becomes the Supreme Court’s ninth justice. […]
Typical interventions to prevent the development of a pressure sore for an at risk resident include routine turning and positioning to off load pressure points, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration, employing pressure relief devices such as a pressure relief mattress or pads or heel protectors, and providing appropriate skin cleaning and skin care. Many of [...]