Will your mom or dad get proper treatment in a nursing home or end up just another head in a bed?
The state Department of Health is investigating staffing levels and living conditions for seniors at Sapphire Nursing and Rehab at Goshen, amid calls by local politicians to do so.
In the contentious 2011 budget, Ohio’s lawmakers negotiated a little-known concession with one of the most powerful statehouse forces, the nursing home lobby. The results of that deal play out daily in nursing homes across the state.
“I was over there with my mom on Monday night, and she rang her call bell to go to the bathroom and it took them 20 minutes, it took them 20 minutes to get in there.”
Miami mayor calls for tougher accountability of Florida nursing homes.
As a bill that would enable assisted living residents or their representatives to install cameras in their rooms moves through the legislative process in Utah, advocates for providers and residents both agree that it is not the ultimate solution for addressing incidents of theft, abuse and neglect that lead some lawmakers and consumers to pursue such measures in the first place.
As the state’s population ages and life expectancy improves, care for the elderly is a significant concern that will grow increasingly important with each passing year.
Gov. Chris Christie rejected legislation Tuesday that would have required nursing homes in New Jersey to adhere to strict staffing quotas for certified nursing assistants.
Assembly Democrats have proposed legislation to improve oversight and the quality of care for the elderly in New Jersey nursing homes.
The Federal Government alleges Magnolia Health discriminated against employees at its 6 facilities in Tulare, Visalia and Porterville.