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Are criminal background checks required for nursing home caregivers in South Carolina?

Criminals and unethical individuals continue to slip through the cracks and endanger the residential population at South Carolina nursing homes.  It is best to address the question of caregiver screening with administration before you arrange…
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South Carolina nursing homes neglected their facilities in the years leading up to the coronavirus pandemic

Local news for South Carolina reported on issues in nursing homes that seemed to be related to managing the spread of coronavirus.  Nursing homes did not manage pandemic properly The latest data at the time of the report showed that about…
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Mississippi nursing homes may have trouble attracting enough staff members to care for patients properly

Local news for Mississippi reported on problems with staffing nursing homes, which also tends to lead to poor quality care and other related issues.  Pandemic causes serious staffing and attendance issues After the coronavirus pandemic…
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Louisiana nursing homes are being watched more carefully as momentum for reform grows

Louisiana has had a number of issues with loose nursing home regulations over the years. Unfortunately, little has changed politically and many people in these facilities are still suffering due to poor quality care.  Local news for New…
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Nursing Home Abuse Gone Viral: Video of Man Beating Nursing Home Patient Goes Viral (Video In Article)

Last week a video went viral in which a man appeared to be physically assaulting a nursing home resident. For much of the earlier parts of the video, the elderly nursing home resident appears non-responsive as the alleged attacker punches him…
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How is North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll relevant to nursing homes in the state? 

With over 37,600 deaths, nursing home fatalities now account for nearly 40% of COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S., and in many states they account for over 50% of related deaths, shining a negative light on a compromised standard of healthcare…
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Are North Carolina nursing home staff shortages a reason for high COVID-19 deaths?

Immunity. Nursing homes have not explicitly been included in the immunity language set out from the federal government to protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.  Staffing shortages and infection control violations have been…
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Has community mitigation helped New Hampshire nursing homes control COVID-19?

New Hampshire took steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes by making sure that personal protective equipment was available, separating sick residents from healthy ones, and reducing visitation to the facilities, but these delayed…
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Who is responsible for the brutal attack on an elder Michigan nursing home resident?

Resident rights. Nursing home residents’ have basic rights that ensure they are free from abuse and neglect in their living situation.  Federal Regulations outline the appropriate industry standard of care under 42 CFR sec. 483.25 (h), which…
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Did infection control protocols fail against COVID-19 in New Jersey nursing homes?

Failed safety measures. The shared resources and intimate living spaces of nursing homes have proven to be the perfect setting for communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, to spread like wildfire among the vulnerable elder at-risk communities…