You were told your loved one has a pressure ulcer (bed sore), what is that? Did your loved one go into a nursing home for rehabilitation or because they required more care then you could give at home only to then discover that they have a terrible open wound on their backside or heel? Read about whether the nursing home may be liable for your loved one’s bed sore.
Is all this therapy for grandmother’s benefit or the nursing home’s bottom line?Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center published a study about dying patients in nursing homes and found that dying patients are often pushed into very-high (approximately 9 hours per week) intensity and ultra-high (approximately 12 hours per week) intensity rehab exercises. […]
Have you ever ignored an alarm? Your morning wake up? A fire alarm going off for what you think is no reason? What happens when that alarm is attached to life supporting medical equipment such as a ventilator or a bed alarm used to alert nurses that a senior is up without assistance? “Research has […]
Can we trust profit driven corporations such as long-term care facilities to do the right thing, the safe thing, if not required to do so? Last November in the wake of the natural tragedy of Hurricane Irma (see my blog- Keeping Our Seniors Safe During Natural Disasters – The Time For Congress To Act Is […]
When you visit your mom in the nursing home and can’t find any aides or nurses to help take her to the bathroom, you may wonder if the facility is understaffed or if it’s just you. It not just you; your nursing home is most likely trying to hide a staffing shortage. Staffing levels at […]
Toledo’s newspaper The Blade did an important article on state inspections and the nursing home rating system. Read more about this article.
Will the Trump Administration’s decision to scale back federal regulations that govern nursing homes affect the safety of our seniors? Government regulation can make our lives safer and that is certainly true in the nursing home industry. Regulations put into place years ago have worked to make nursing homes accountable for a minimum standard of […]
So you and your family have made that difficult decision to move mom or dad out of their home into an assisted living facility, so your job is done? Nope. Assisted Living Facilities ( ALF) have become the answer for many adult children looking to provide a safer version of home for their aging parents. […]
We were all shocked and horrified at the news weeks ago, that residents of a nursing home in Hollywood Florida died because there was no air conditioning after hurricane Irma. I couldn’t believe the reports that there was no backup generator and that the administration at the facility would not make the safety of the […]