This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.
Significant Underreporting in Safety Data Found on Nursing Home Compare Website
Jeff Lagassee - Jan 9, 2020
The website Nursing Home Compare, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones. The number of falls that lead to injury are a critical category of concern for nursing home residents, but a University of Chicago researcher has found that the data used by Nursing Home Compare to...
N.J. Lawmakers Refuse to Vote on Bill Requiring Nursing Homes to Hire More Aides
Blake Nelson - Jan 7, 2020
State Assembly leaders decided Monday to shelve a bill (S1612) that would have mandated staffing levels at nursing homes in New Jersey, according to Kevin McArdle, a spokesman for Assembly Democrats. The state Senate had already approved the proposal in July, but any bill that does not pass both chambers by Jan. 14 has to be reintroduced when the new session begins later this month....
Nursing Home Advocate Weighs in on Nursing Home Murder
Lexi Nahl (PHOTO CREDIT: WPEC) - Jan 8, 2020
Port St. Lucie police are still investigating two days after a 95-year-old man was killed in his own room at the Tiffany Hall Nursing Home. Though police have not released any new information regarding suspects or the victim, one expert says there are several possible scenarios in this case. Brian Lee, the executive director for the nonprofit “Families for Better Care,” says...
Police Investigating Murder of Elderly Man in Nursing Home
Lizandra Portal and Lexi Nahl (PHOTO CREDIT: WPEC) - Jan 7, 2020
Port St. Lucie Police are investigating the murder of a 95-year-old man in a nursing home. According to police, dispatchers received a call from a nurse at Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Hillmoor Drive in Port St. Lucie shortly after midnight saying "someone tried to hurt a patient." When police arrived on the scene they found an adult male dead. Police were told...
Treasure Coast Nursing Assistant Accused of Sexually Assaulting Elderly Woman
Sabrina Lolo - Jan 7, 2020
A 25-year-old certified nursing assistant was arrested Monday for reportedly sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a nursing home. Christopher Alan Lacau, of Vero Beach, is facing three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on an elderly person, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. Lacau forced the woman to perform oral sex three times between Dec. 16 and Dec....