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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 […]

Advocacy groups demand the nursing home lift ‘blockade’, allow police to fully investigate alleged sexual assault

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOURCE: http://bit.ly/liftpoliceblockade (Tallahassee, FL) July 22, 2014—The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence joined with Families for Better Care today to demand that a Volusia County nursing home cease their deliberate blockade of local law enforcement officials so that an alleged rape could be fully investigated for the safety of all residents. Local […]

Stomach virus outbreak hits Venice assisted living facility

Dozens of residents in a Venice assisted living facility are experiencing symptoms typically associated with the Norovirus. Many of them are now being isolated to keep the gastrointestinal sickness from spreading at the Bella Vita Independent and Assisted Living Facility. The Florida Department of Health is working to help get the situation under control.

Woman, 75, takes horrific fall off wheelchair lift, nursing home fined

A 75-year-old woman broke two ribs and her collarbone and bled inside her skull after a fall from a faulty wheelchair lift at a nursing home whose former executives were spotlighted in Palm Beach Post investigative stories and are preparing for trial on Medicaid fraud charges.

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