Dozens of Florida nursing homes with long records of failing to meet state and federal standards operate with little risk of being shut down.
One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid.
The World War II vet threw one of his legs over the edge of his hospital bed, gasped for air and called out desperately to an empty room: “Help me, help me, help me.”
Will your mom or dad get proper treatment in a nursing home or end up just another head in a bed?
The strangulation death of a resident and the escape of another has resulted in Aperion Care Moline being assessed $75,000 in fines by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Too Many Lawsuits or Bad Nursing Home Care? What’s Behind Bankruptcy, Injuries, Deaths at Texas-Based Chain
A stream of documented complaints from three separate states flows back to one nursing home operator: Preferred Care of Plano, which filed for bankruptcy in November.
A nursing home resident with dementia and a history of wandering off was outside in temperatures hovering around zero for about eight hours before staff members noticed she was missing and found her dead from hypothermia, a state investigation found.
A scabies outbreak at a south Arkansas nursing home spread throughout the facility and into the community after those in charge failed to act, according to a government report.
A report by the Florida House’s Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness includes recommendations on how to improve emergency management plans from nursing homes and assisted living facilities. But the recommendations are thin on oversight that would make sure those plans are better verified.
As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He told them to contact him if they ran into problems, and he would try to get help. So they did, 120 times according to phone records released this week. Nearly all the calls went directly to voice mail.