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New AHCA Guide Focuses on Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Due to an increasing, newer form of elder abuse, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) has created a training kit to be used by nursing homes to educate their staff regarding proper social media usage and how to report social media elder abuse… Read More

Why Arbitration is Bad for Consumers

Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that is not conducted in a courtroom. No judge presides, no jury weighs the issues at hand; it is a third-party or tribunal-based decision that determines the outcome of the dispute. The problem with arbitration… Read More

Nursing Home Policies for Preventing UTI Infections are Inconsistent

According to researchers from Columbia University, a new study uncovers inconsistencies in nursing policies designed to prevent urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more prevalent than previously thought in nursing homes and… Read More

Study Indicates “Younger Elderly” More Likely to be Severely Abused

According to a recent study by Cornell University and the University of Toronto, the most severe elder abuse is directed at the “youngest old” or people ages 60 to 74. These findings challenge the belief that seniors over the age of 85 are most affected… Read More

Increased Complaints of Patient Dumping against Some Nursing Homes

Patient dumping is a growing problem in some nursing homes across the U.S., leaving patients without care when in need. Patients who require extensive care or who are challenging to care for are sometimes targeted by nursing homes for eviction and… Read More

WV Nursing Home Still on List of Facilities That “Have Not Improved”

Nearly one year ago, the Dunbar Center nursing home was placed on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) list of facilities that chronically provide inadequate care for their residents. All nursing homes on the list, including the Dunbar… Read More

New Quality Care Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, six new nursing home quality measures will be initiated within the upcoming months. Quality measures are used to determine various levels of nursing home care. They are taken from assessment… Read More

WV Nursing Home on List of Facilities That “Have Not Improved”

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for nursing homes to provide inadequate care for their residents. In fact, a startling number of nursing facilities across the U.S. fail to meet the most basic needs of their patients on a regular basis. In West Virginia,… Read More

Early Treatment of Flu Can Reduce Hospital Stays for Seniors

In a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospitalized senior citizens whose flu symptoms were caught and treated early were less likely to require additional care after being discharged from the hospital. This… Read More

What You May Not Know About Nursing Homes

Making the decision to put an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be difficult and stressful, especially if you are considering such a transition for the first time. Also, with so many reported cases of nursing home abuse, you may be confused about… Read More

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New AHCA Guide Focuses on Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Due to an increasing, newer form of elder abuse, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) has created a training kit to be…

Why Arbitration is Bad for Consumers

Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that is not conducted in a courtroom. No judge presides, no jury weighs the issues…

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