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New Florida Nursing Home Ratings ‘Worse Than Imagined’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: http://bit.ly/NewFLNHRatings TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called freshly recalibrated Florida nursing home scores “worse than imagined” for residents, families, and providers. The news scores are the result of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the scoring methodology for the national database Nursing Home […]

Nursing Home Fines Eclipse $100M

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 […]

Government To Grade Nursing Homes On Tougher Scale

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.

Editorial: A Good Call

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 on the Rise in Arizona Nursing Homes

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.

Assisted Living Center Owner Fined $50,000 for Poor Conditions in Jacksonville Facility

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 […]

Editorial: Nursing Home Performance Must Improve, Not Lag Behind

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.

More allegations against nursing home

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.

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