Tag archive for ‘nursing homes’
According to the Center for Medicare Advocacy in Washington, medications are being used improperly in some skilled nursing homes to control a patients’ behavior. Learn more in this article from Wicked Local and link to the report from the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
Researchers have discovered that blood levels of epilepsy drugs in nursing home patients can fluctuate wildly for no apparent reason. This article and video interview from Medpage Today.
HAITI - The Port-Au-Prince Nursing Home has no food, water or medicine for the 85 surviving residents. The facility is only a mile from the airport where the massive international aid effort is underway. This heart-wrenching story and video from WKRG News.
This in depth article from U.S. News and World Report reviews and defines the many methods of determining the overall quality of care in a nursing home.
This article from Spectrum Online discusses the Government Accountability Office Report which analyzes the use of government sanctions to be placed on nursing homes whose negligent practices are found to be harming residents. Click below to learn more about this report.
This article from McKnight’s Long Term Care News discusses the 2009 State Scorecard on Health System Performance which shows a increase of quality care improvements in nursing homes.
Did you know that approximately 3.2 million Americans a year will spend some time in a nursing home ? This article from U.S. News and World Report informs us of their new website “America’s Best Nursing Homes”. This useful tool will help you find the right choice from the nation’s more than 15,500 homes.
This article from McKnight’s Long-Term Care News informs us how despite the current economic recession, nursing home administrators salaries have increased by an average of 4.8 %.
Industry experts are calling for a change in the way the Federal “Five Star Rating” System rates staffing in healthcare facilities. Nursing homes say that the counting of workers does not reveal a clear picture of the type of care residents receive. This discussed in an article from The Washington Post.
This article from Michigan’s M Live discusses the need for Congress to pass the necessary legislation to prevent criminals from securing jobs in long-term care facilities.