FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: http://bit.ly/NursingHomeFines100M TALLAHASSEE, FL — Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called the latest data on nursing home fines “spectacularly dreadful” after the advocacy group discovered that thousands of monetary penalties—imposed for poor nursing home care—exceeded $100 million over the past three years. “That staggering $100 million figure in nursing home […]
Starting immediately, the federal government is making it harder for nursing homes to get top grades on a public report card, in part by increasing scrutiny of their use of anti-psychotic drugs and raising the bar on an array of quality measures.
A three-strikes law seems better than nothing in a state that hasn’t figured out how to provide quality care for its elderly.
Violations in resident care at Medicare-approved nursing homes in Arizona continue rising with half involving serious incidents that endanger immediate patient care, data analyzed by Arizona Sonora News reveals.
By Eileen Kelley and Derek Gilliam The state agency that oversees assisted-living and group-home facilities fined the owner of a Jacksonville group home — accused of padlocking mentally ill residents away in a stockade-like compound on the Northside — $50,000. The fine levied against Atakelte Admasu is the highest in at least two years, according […]
Health experts say there are now widespread flu cases in 64 long-term care facilities in Kentucky, many of which are nursing homes.
A “shockingly poor track record” by Sauk Valley nursing homes, as reported in Sauk Valley Media’s investigative series, “A Sorry State: Nursing Homes in the Sauk Valley,” must be improved. All members of the community have a stake in the outcome.
Hours after police released video of two nursing home staff members reportedly “tormenting” a 76-year-old Alzheimer’s patient, one woman claims her mother experienced similar abuse.
Two Winter Haven nursing assistants were charged with battery of an elderly person after police say they were captured on video tormenting and hitting a 76-year-old Alzheimer’s patient.
A Fort Myers nursing home the state had fined $20,000 in May for safety violations that included large rats roaming its kitchens has been placed on a special Medicare watch list for problem facilities.