Inspectors Confirm Abuse in Raleigh Nursing Home

Inspectors Confirm Abuse in Raleigh Nursing Home

After inspecting Universal Health Care Raleigh, North Carolina State Inspectors confirmed allegations that staff had mistreated a 68-year-old stroke victim. Rebecca Knapton step up a surveillance camera in her father Richard Johnson’s room after he complained of receiving inadequate treatment.  The footage captured...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 28, 2018

How Technology Can Alleviate Nursing Home Issues

How Technology Can Alleviate Nursing Home Issues

A wide variety of problems currently plague senior care and the nursing home industry both in the United States and worldwide.  From a lack of funds to a growing aging population and overworked care workers and no shortage of disturbing stories of abuse and neglect, there are plenty of hurdles...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 28, 2018

Type of insurance may be a factor in nursing home survival rates after a stay in the ICU

Type of insurance may be a factor in nursing home survival rates after a stay in the ICU

A study by Yoland Philpotts, M.D., from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons has found that nursing home residents on Medicaid fare worse than those on private insurance when it comes to survival rates. The Medicaid patients were more likely to die in...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 27, 2018

The VA has a program that offers an alternative to nursing home care for some veterans

The VA has a program that offers an alternative to nursing home care for some veterans

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a small program that has given some veterans an option other than nursing home care. The program is called the Medical Foster Home program. Instead of a nursing home, these veterans are heading for the homes of...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 27, 2018

Animal-assisted therapy now includes – Wallabies?

Animal-assisted therapy now includes – Wallabies?

The William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home received a recent surprise guest – a white-haired baby wallaby named Elsa. The 6-month old wallaby was an instant hit as even the toughest veterans have lined up to get a chance to pet and hold the precious animal. Noralyn...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 27, 2018

Virgin Island Seniors Advocate for Senior Care in Mock Session

Virgin Island Seniors Advocate for Senior Care in Mock Session

Senior citizens living in the Virgin Islands were given a unique opportunity to state their case in a mock legislative session.  This event is held each year to highlight the contributions of older citizens in the community, and participants are...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 26, 2018

Minnesota Fails to Pass Elder Care Reform

Minnesota Fails to Pass Elder Care Reform

The 2018 Minnesota Legislature adjourned without passing comprehensive to protect victims of elder abuse in Minnesota nursing homes.  Governor Mark Dayton, abuse victims and their families will all be disappointed that legislation could not be passed to help end the abuse problem. Governor Dayton...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 26, 2018

Massachusetts Nursing Home Workers Rally for Increased Funding

Massachusetts Nursing Home Workers Rally for Increased Funding

Residents and workers in Massachusetts nursing homes are demanding increased funding for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  The group rallied at the State House in Boston to attract attention from the media and lawmakers. According to senior care advocates, the state’s Medicaid program is providing and average $37 a...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 26, 2018

We Are Seeing Progress In Dementia Care And Reducing The Use Of Antipsychotics In Nursing Home

We Are Seeing Progress In Dementia Care And Reducing The Use Of Antipsychotics In Nursing Home

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 63% of nursing home residents have cognitive impairments. We are seeing higher numbers of patients entering long term care with dementia, and we also see more of a demand...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 25, 2018

Florida Nursing Home Fined For Failing To Inform Family Of A Resident’s Deteriorating Health

Florida Nursing Home Fined For Failing To Inform Family Of A Resident’s Deteriorating Health

Beneva Lakes Healthcare and Rehabilitation was recently fined $26,000 for “failing to inform a resident or a resident’s representative about a serious medical condition and for failing to have adequate programs to ensure the quality of care and quality of life in nursing homes” according to the

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Leo G. Anderson | May 25, 2018

Florida Has A New Emergency Power Law That Will Have Nursing Home Residents Breathing Easier

Florida Has A New Emergency Power Law That Will Have Nursing Home Residents Breathing Easier

Last year, hurricane Irma knocked out power for an extended time in parts of Florida, resulting in the needless death of elderly patients at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center. Without emergency power, many of the facilities in the region became uninhabitable due...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 25, 2018

Oklahoma Nursing Home Residents to be Better Protected

Oklahoma Nursing Home Residents to be Better Protected

Those concerned about the state of care in Oklahoma nursing homes will be relieved to hear that the Oklahoma State Department of Health is searching for new hires to inspect health care facilities. 16 nurses will be hired...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 24, 2018

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