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How does an ombudsman in Alaska help with nursing home abuse complaints?

Alaska – February 22, 2021 Individuals who are living in a nursing facility, or assisted living home licensed by the state of Alaska have the same rights they would have as living in their own homes. In accordance with federal and state…
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Minnesota, What can a nursing home resident’s appearance tell about the facility?

There is a lot that can be inferred from the appearance of nursing home residents. For instance, if residents look disheveled or dirty, it could be a sign they aren’t being changed or bathed regularly. In addition, if a nursing home resident…
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What are the most commons signs of nursing home abuse in South Carolina nursing homes?

South Carolina – December 30, 2020 Standard of care. South Carolina nursing home facilities have standard operating procedures in place that reference state statute, requiring administrative personnel to protect residents.  If residents…
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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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South Carolina must stop isolating nursing home residents inside COVID-19 petri dishes.

Nursing home residents accounted for 27% of the COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina through the end of July, even though they make up less than 0.5% of the state’s population.  COVID-19 keeps making its way into nursing homes even after they…
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South Carolina residents in nursing homes adapted to severe restrictions

Local news for Columbia, South Carolina posted a story about the effects of the coronavirus and related restrictions in nursing homes. Many of the residents are starting to become psychologically fatigued from a combination of social isolation…
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What outward signs of abuse should I look for when visiting a nursing home in Texas?

A nursing home is a facility that provides organized, structured nursing care and services to its residents. Nursing homes located in Texas cannot operate without a license.  Agencies must apply for and be granted licensure with the Texas Health…
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Long term care center gave patients Hydroxychloroquine treatment without permission per PA Department of Health.

Patients at Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center were given the experimental drug hydroxychloroquine, without approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a treatment amid COVID-19 concerns.  The news came from a report released Tuesday…
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How do I report a nursing home in Fort Walton Beach, FL for neglect?

When a nursing home in Fort Walton Beach provides its residents with substandard care, the facility along with certain staff members should be recognized for this. If you believe the nursing home where your loved one was or is currently living…
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Colorado, Nursing Home Chain Recognized for Its Failure to Meet Federal Standards that Aimed to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted inspections in various Life Care nursing homes across the U.S., it was discovered that many facilities were violating federal standards that were meant to stop the spread of the…
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Why should a family choose a CMS-approved nursing home in South Carolina?

Once a decision is made to move a loved one into a skilled nursing home living situation, the process of researching facilities begins.  Deference to knowledgeable sources such as the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as a large…
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Michigan State Senator Accuses Governor Whitmer of Failing to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19

At the beginning of the month, State Senator Jim Stamas wrote a column that focused on the errors Governor Gretchen Whitmer made with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak. In his column, Stamas not only accused Whitmer of “failing to anticipate…
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Three Families Sue Atlanta, Georgia Nursing Home After Their Loved Ones Died After Contracting COVID-19

A nursing home in Atlanta, GA, which is located just under 30 minutes away from Marietta, has become the subject of a lawsuit after several residents passed away after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Back in April, CNN reported that at least…
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Health Care Worker Arrested for Allegedly Neglecting an Elderly Adult for Over a Month

When a health care worker in a long-term care facility fails to provide an elderly patient with the proper care and supervision outlined in state and federal standards, they can be held accountable for their negligence. In May, Northwest Florida…
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Colorado, Autopsy Reveals Nursing Home Resident in Colorado Springs Froze to Death Outside of the Facility

Margarita Sam, 89, was a resident at Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, CO. Sadly, she died in February after she froze to death on a bench outside of the home, according to a recently issued autopsy report. KRDO says that the woman had…
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Boca Raton area nursing homes have reported several deaths due to the coronavirus

When a nursing home experiences any kind of infection that spreads through the staff and patients, the results are often disastrous. The pandemic of 2020 highlighted this serious problem while states around the country took various measures…