A recent Bloomberg report shows nursing home care so frightening that resident self-inflicts injury just to escape brutality. In the meantime, owners soak in profits. This shouldn’t be happening in America.
Watch out for binding arbitration contracts in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Recent federal data show California nursing homes improved in some quality indicators, but the providers’ enthusiasm is misguided as countless residents continue to suffer in far too many facilities.
The T100 bedrail system may endager residents.
According to Nursing Home Compare, “Immediate Jeopardy” deficiencies (these are the worst kind, e.g., residents neglected to death, sexual assaults) are outpacing “Actual Harm” citations (e.g., pressure sores) by a 2:1 margin.
Claims by assisted living providers that tighter regulations would potentially cripple the ALF market are a gross over-exaggeration.
Discover which states hammered nursing homes for poor care while others gave a slap on the wrist in 2011.
Check out which states had the highest percentage of nursing homes cited a federal sanction last year.
Residents, families and staff of the Baywood Nursing Center in St. Petersburg, get ready, as a confessed murdered (who killed a Florida mother and her two children 28 years ago) is being placed in your facility.
Since the Miami Herald broke its award-winning story last year about Florida’s ALF horrors, no laws or regulations have been substantively changed to curtail resident abuse or neglect. And instead of legislative fixes to the broken system, we’re now stuck with a rash of politically charged meetings that are generating a lot of hot air, more empty promises, and even fewer resident-focused solutions.