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Five New Factors Added to Nursing Home Ratings System

On July 27, five new quality measures will be added to the Five-Star Quality Ratings system for nursing homes . The new measures should help improve safety and accountability at nursing homes and help families get a more accurate comparison of the quality… Read More

Nursing Home Fires Employee Over Video of Resident

A Wisconsin nursing home fired an employee after finding out that she filmed a resident and showed the video to her co-workers. The former employee of the Golden Living – Three Oaks nursing home will not be formally charged. The nursing assistant shared… Read More

Nursing Homes Getting Rid of Alarms to Reduce Falls

Nursing homes nationwide are discontinuing the use of alarms and other strategies to prevent falls, including lowering beds and placing fall mats next to beds. Removing the alarms will encourage nurses to do a better job of learning residents’ routines… Read More

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

One in Five Nursing Home Residents Abused by Other Residents

In a new study published this month, researchers discovered that resident-on-resident abuse occurs in a minimum of one in five seniors living in nursing homes . The abuse is more prevalent than previously thought. Researchers reviewed resident-on-resident… Read More

High Speed Limits Causing More Fatal Accidents

Speed limits have gradually increased across the country in the past two decades. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute reports that this increase has cost the U.S. 33,000 lives. In fact, in just 2013, there were… 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

Nursing Home Resident Death Caused by Transcription Error

The death of a Minnesota nursing home resident in October 2015 was found to have been caused by a transcription error, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Health. A licensed practical nurse working at the Golden Living facility… 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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