Among all the audits that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has done since taking office in 2013, a planned probe of the state’s nursing home complaint-response policies and procedures stands out.
The Navajo Nation’s only nursing home, which caters to nearly 80 elderly patients, is at risk of being shut down as the facility faces a hefty fine over safety code violations.
Patient advocates are praising a section of the CMS’ proposed Medicaid managed-care rule related to long-term care. But health plans and states are sharply critical of provisions imposing new credentialing requirements on long-term care providers and allowing beneficiaries to opt out of managed care if their provider is not in a health plan’s network.
State shuts down unlicensed facility.
A nurse was arrested Tuesday for stealing morphine and other drugs from the Chester County nursing home where she worked, police said.
A popular blood thinner is widely praised by the medical community, and for good reason – it can save lives. But a story from the nonprofit journalism outlet ProPublica points out the risks associated with the drug, if it isn’t monitored closely.
Allegations of residents being given the wrong medication, not being brought food and just a general lack of care at a local nursing home.
A 28-year-old woman was charged today with stealing $21,488 from residents at a Loretto nursing home, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Unexplained disappearances examined.
A residential facility for the elderly has been ordered shut by the state after deplorable and unsanitary conditions were discovered inside the Hialeah building.