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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…
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Evidence needs to be collected for a case against a nursing home in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are known problem areas for fatalities and injuries. In some situations, these shortcomings lead to physical injuries, neglect of patients, and even deadly mistakes involving an…
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Causes of action against Louisiana nursing homes and similar facilities

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing homes can potentially be sued for a number of reasons related to neglect and mistreatment. Many of these problems are due to understaffing, lack of training, and a simple lack of resources. Despite widespread awareness…
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Florida news finds that nursing homes were chronically understaffed and lacked necessary supplies

Local news for South Florida reported on shortages of both protective equipment and staff members. These problems were still affecting facilities around the country as the pandemic continued into its sixth month.  After months of effort…
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Iowa nursing homes continue to experience new coronavirus cases

Nursing homes throughout the state of Iowa were dealing with steady numbers of coronavirus infections, even after the facilities had been closed to visitors for over six months. Administrators at the facilities and in the state’s department…
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South Carolina nursing homes were given clearance to allow outdoor visits as the coronavirus pandemic continued

The state of South Carolina has announced important rules for outdoor visits at assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state. This will mark the first time that such visits are allowed since the beginning of the pandemic…
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Louisiana nursing homes can allow visitors with new rapid coronavirus testing technology

Nursing homes in Louisiana were given the technology to complete rapid coronavirus tests for residents and staff. However, critics were concerned that the technology came too late, as many serious infections and deaths had already occurred in…
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South Carolina Nursing Home residents can once again cautiously visit with loved ones.

After nearly six months of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, people can visit relatives and friends in South Carolina nursing homes and residential care facilities, but there will be no hugs and kisses and they will have to meet outside. …
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Louisiana nursing homes were challenged with mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Laura

Nursing homes faced a number of problems as Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana coast while the coronavirus pandemic was still ongoing.  Evacuations create serious logistical and safety issues When it became obvious that the storm would…