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  • What is a State Survey for Nursing Homes?
    Posted on October 6, 2018 in News

    If you are considering moving a loved one to a nursing home, you may be interested in learning more about regulations designed to keep residents safe.  In this article, we will address the question of “what is a state survey …

  • Nursing Home Attorney: How Can We Address Nursing Home Abuse?
    Posted on September 19, 2018 in Informative

    Numerous studies have been done and articles have been written about how to prevent nursing home abuse, yet still abuse and neglect occur at alarming rates.  This has our nursing home attorney asking “how can we address nursing home abuse?” …

  • One Simple Way to Improve Florida Nursing Home Safety
    Posted on August 26, 2018 in News

    Nursing home safety is a topic spanning decades and reaching far across state lines.  Advocates and lawmakers continuously look for ways to improve safety and protect the rights and livelihood of our nation’s most vulnerable residents.  One recent article published …

  • 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 …

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