As more facilities in Western New York are bought by out-of-town owners, declining patient care is liable to follow. It’s a trend that cannot be allowed to continue.
More than 30 health-care facilities had to be evacuated as Hurricane Michael damaged buildings and knocked out electricity in the Panhandle, state emergency management officials said Friday.
FFBC: Thousands of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Complaint Referrals ‘Largely Unaccounted For’, ‘Scuttled’ by Government Officials
Families for Better Care announced today that nursing home regulators have scuttled thousands of state long-term care ombudsman complaint referrals over the past decade.
A Hollywood, FL facility for the elderly has been plagued by bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing one resident to move out.
Tennessee’s health commissioner has suspended admissions to a nursing home after an investigation found problems with the facility.
Certified Nursing Assistants are called the front line of the nursing industry, and that implies more than you would think: Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that nursing assistants are injured more than any other occupation – more than warehouse workers, truckers and stock clerks.
Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.
While relieved from possible 20-year ban, the beleaguered Consulate Health Care nursing home chain has more obstacles in its path before it can reopen the 120-bed facility.
When a dozen seniors died last summer after temperatures reached 99 degrees in their powerless nursing home, Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it a priority to require such elder care centers be equipped with an on-site emergency power source, preferably built-in generators.
Consulate Health Care, Florida’s largest nursing home provider, represents a growing trend nationally: a large corporation made up of a network of related businesses operating nursing homes at a profit for their investors.