This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.

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North Carolina Drops to Second Worst in Nursing Home Quality

- Jun 10, 2019

North Carolina’s nursing home ranking continued its downward spiral for the third consecutive report card as the state scored a failing grade for the first time by dropping from No. 35 to No. 50 overall, according to Families for Better Care, a national nursing home resident advocacy group based in Austin. The group published its third state-by-state nursing home report card by analyzing...

Senior Center Where Rape Reported Installs Jams on Doors, Windows

News 4 JAX - Nov 25, 2018

News 4 JAX --  After a disturbing report of a resident at an assisted living center being sexually assaulted, News4Jax has learned that the facility has installed jams on windows and doors, preventing residents of first-floor rooms from opening them more than a few inches. Vernon Bender is a 78-year-old veteran who lives in one of the rooms, and got so concerned he...

7 Tampa Bay Area Nursing Homes Included in Secret List of Poorly-Performing Nursing Homes

Adam Walser - Jun 6, 2019

Several nursing home facilities in the Tampa Bay region were included in a list of more than 400 nursing homes with ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems. And government sources say it’s not likely that those facilities will likely face any additional scrutiny from government agencies. A total of 488 facilities made the list, out of more than 15,000 nursing home and rehab...

Kansas Nursing Home Worker Stole Jewelry from Resident

Associated Press - Jun 7, 2019

Charging documents say an Overland Park nursing home worker stole rings valued at nearly $10,000 from a 99-year-old dementia patient by using lotion to slip them from the woman's hands in the middle of the night. Leah Anne Goodall, 23, was arrested Saturday ahead of her preliminary hearing. The certified nursing assistant is charged with mistreatment of an elder. A daughter of the...

Government Officials "Scuttle" Thousands of Complaint Referrals

- Aug 27, 2018

FFBC --  Families for Better Care announced today that nursing home regulators have scuttled thousands of state long-term care ombudsman complaint referrals over the past decade. According to state ombudsman data collected and published by the United States’ Administration on Community Living, 1 in 5 ombudsman complaint referrals were “never acted upon” or they...
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