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  • Medicare Lowers Ratings of 1,400 Nursing Homes due to Staffing Concerns
    Posted on August 6, 2018 in News

    Medicare has lowered the star ratings of 1,400 nursing homes due to staffing concerns, according to recent reports.  Federal records released in July 2018 showed that the 1,400 nursing homes had failed to provide certain data, or had inadequate staffing …

  • Is Nursing Home Turnover in North Texas Putting Seniors at Risk?
    Posted on July 5, 2018 in News

    A warning sent from the Texas Healthcare Association (THA) has many asking – “Is nursing home turnover in North Texas putting seniors at risk?” The high rate of turnover is being called a “staffing crisis” by the THA, and is …

  • Is Obesity in American Nursing Homes on the Rise?
    Posted on May 16, 2018 in News

    Obesity is a serious concern for Americans, with 46 states reporting 25 percent of their population as obese in 2017.  Now, researchers and advocates are focusing more specifically on whether obesity in American nursing homes is on the rise as …

  • Can Better Hand Hygiene Prevent Nursing Home Deaths?
    Posted on March 27, 2018 in News

    Good hand washing practices may seem like an inconsequential part of everyday life, but can better hand hygiene prevent nursing home deaths? New research suggests that yes, better hand hygiene practices could potentially save lives and reduce the number of …

  • Will Florida Adopt Nursing Home Bill of Rights?
    Posted on February 3, 2018 in News

    In response to the disaster caused by Hurricane Irma to state nursing homes, a proposal has been made to implement a “Nursing Home Bill of Rights”.  But will Florida lawmakers adopt this Nursing Home Bill of Rights? Currently, there is …

  • Was Florida Governor Counterproductive in Giving Phone Number to Nursing Homes?
    Posted on January 23, 2018 in News

    September 2017 was an active one for meteorologists and officials in Florida as Hurricane Irma pounded the state with storms, heavy rain, and massive power outages.  Looking back, the Associated Press is asking if Florida Governor Rick Scott was counterproductive …

  • More States Planning to Recycle Wasted Drugs in Nursing Homes
    Posted on December 10, 2017 in News

    A recent story published by ProPublica highlights how more states are planning to recycle wasted drugs in nursing homes.  In April 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that as much as 740 tons of drugs are wasted by nursing …

  • Drug Nuedexta Marketed to Nursing Homes Could Increase Fall Risk
    Posted on October 19, 2017 in News

    A recent CNN investigation claims that a drug marketed to nursing homes could increase fall risk.  The drug, Nuedexta, is FDA approved to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA), which causes sudden fits of crying or laughing.  PBA is most commonly associated …

  • 31 Senators Taking a Stand for Nursing Home Resident Rights
    Posted on August 20, 2017 in News

    Across the United States, 31 senators are taking a stand for nursing home resident rights, and are calling on our President to protect our nation’s elderly population.  In recent years, the quality of care and practices in U.S.  nursing homes …

  • Is Substance Abuse in Nursing Homes a Real Threat?
    Posted on December 12, 2016 in News

    Nursing home abuse attorneys get asked all sorts of questions about what is and is not acceptable in nursing homes.  Recently, one particular question has been on the minds of many families and lawmakers alike:  Is substance abuse in nursing …

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