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South Carolina families may act against antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes?

South Carolina – September 11, 2021 Misdiagnosing nursing home residents to allow for unpublished data on the use of antipsychotic medication is alarming and residents, or loved ones should pay particular attention to overmedication, or…
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AARP supports vaccine mandates to reduce South Carolina nursing home COVID cases.

South Carolina – September 23, 2021 South Carolina nursing home residents are supposed to be protected under the Federal Resident Bill of Rights.  Recently, the number of COVID cases and deaths among South Carolina’s nursing home resident…
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Chicago, Illinois, Nursing Home Residents Have Rights that Must be Respected

Every nursing home resident is entitled to certain rights and more often than not, these rights are usually overlooked. Anyone who has their loved one in a nursing home should make sure they are educated on their rights, so they are able to…
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COVID-19 staff reduction impacts vicarious liability in South Carolina nursing homes.

South Carolina – June 28, 2021 Resident rights. The Nursing Home Reform Act under Title IV of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 outlines residential rights to protect the over one million elder Americans living in nursing homes…
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If a short-term stay in a South Carolina nursing home ends in a broken hip, is it abuse?

South Carolina – June 28, 2021 Families may become weary when a short term rehabilitation stay in a nursing home results in a broken hip, caused by a slip and fall. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, screening…
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A South Carolina family is suing for wrongful death citing poor COVID-19 infection control.   

South Carolina – January 5, 2021 South Carolina law requires notice to medical facilities and employees who are alleged to have conducted medical malpractice before a formal lawsuit is filed in court.  A resident died at a South Carolina…
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How can negligence be just as harmful as abuse in South Carolina nursing homes?

South Carolina – November 30, 2020 Nursing home negligence and abuse are different in many ways, but the outcomes can be just as harmful for South Carolina long term care residents.  The Nursing Home Reform Act under Title IV: of the Omnibus…
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South Carolina nursing homes shortage of staff and PPE is dangerous to residents.

South Carolina – November 30, 2020 AARP nursing home data for South Carolina COVID-19 revealed the highest death rate in the nation for nursing home residents, and was above the national average in key measures that include: resident death…
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Will the expedited licensure laws in South Carolina impact nursing home care complaints?

South Carolina – November 6, 2020 The mission of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) is to promote the health, safety, and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement,…
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Access to COVID-19 federal dollars and South Carolina nursing home resident health.

South Carolina – October 27, 2020 The South Carolina Governor indicated that federal aid would allow movement on the plan to reopen nursing homes to visitors.  The money would facilitate rapid result coronavirus tests to be deployed to…
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South Carolina nursing homes have the highest COVID-19 related mortality rate in the U.S.

South Carolina – October 21, 2020 According to a recent American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study, South Carolina had the highest death rate per 100 nursing home residents in September. This analysis includes self-reported data…
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Louisiana nursing homes are held to a high standard of care by state regulators

Baton Rouge, LA - There are a number of offenses committed by nursing homes that are legally actionable. This is because the facility has an affirmative duty to take various precautions and prevent illness or death among those under their care.…
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A negligent nursing home in Louisiana may lose its funding and ability to operate

There are several factors that will cause a nursing home to lose its license in the state of Louisiana. As a general rule, assisted living facilities and nursing homes are supposed to keep their residents safe from various kinds of harm. This…
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There are some crucial indicators that elderly abuse is happening in a Louisiana nursing home

Baton Rouge, LA - Abuse of the elderly is a regular occurrence in some nursing homes around the country. This is because there is often a shortage of resources that leads to insufficient oversight and other problems that can go unchecked for…
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Research into Louisiana nursing homes can help avoid abuse and neglect

Baton Rouge, LA - Choosing the right nursing home for a family member who is ill or reaching advanced years can be a very important decision. Unfortunately, their quality of life in their final years can be greatly affected by the specific facility…
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Florida nursing homes are subject to several regulations

Boca Raton, FL - Every state in the U.S. publishes regulations related to how nursing homes can operate while maintaining standards for safety and cleanliness. This process is especially crucial in areas where facilities have had problems with…