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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.

Nursing home fined for not testing diabetic residents

A Tallahassee nursing home has been slapped by the state with a $31,000 fine for failing to monitor the blood-sugar level of diabetic residents —putting them at risk for serious harm or death — because nurses were not provided adequate testing supplies.

Despite rules, nursing homes still lack sprinklers

By Matt Sedensky Tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data. Despite a history of deadly nursing home fires and a five-year lead-up to an August 2013 deadline to install sprinklers, 385 facilities in 39 states […]

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