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  • Nursing Homes Fail to Follow Federal Emergency Plan, Now Coronavirus Hotspots
    Posted on June 3, 2020 in News

    The nursing home industry has resisted federal emergency plan requirements for many years.  These federal plans include strict guidelines for disasters, including a pandemic.  A recent report from ProPublica says that 43 percent of nursing homes in the United States …

  • 42 Percent of Coronavirus Deaths are in Nursing Homes
    Posted on May 29, 2020 in News

    The United States is looking toward reopening and getting back to business as usual (or at least a new form of usual).  The number of coronavirus deaths and new cases is plateauing in many states.  But there remains a lot …

  • Tips for Finding a Quality Nursing Home During a Pandemic
    Posted on April 17, 2020 in News

    The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is uprooting many areas of life.  For families considering nursing home care for a loved one, it is causing them to second guess such a move.  COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes are certainly a reason for …

  • Families Feel the Impact of Nursing Home Lockdowns
    Posted on April 10, 2020 in News

    Families across the United States are feeling the impact of nursing home lockdowns.  Emotions are high as families are forced to stay away from their loved ones in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  Family …

  • CDC Urges Nursing Homes to Restrict Visits to Prevent Coronavirus Spread
    Posted on March 13, 2020 in News

    As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging nursing homes to restrict visits.  Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are being considered “ground zero” for the …

  • Coronavirus Outbreak at Seattle Nursing Home Highlights Need for ‘Precautionary Tactics’
    Posted on March 5, 2020 in News

    An outbreak of coronavirus at a Seattle nursing home is highlighting the need for facilities across the United States to use precautionary tactics.  As the number of people sick with coronavirus increases in the U.S., officials are more concerned than …

  • Georgia Nursing Home Cited for Abuse Receives $8 Million in Taxpayer Funding
    Posted on February 28, 2020 in News

    A Georgia nursing home is under investigation after a woman fell, suffering bleeding in her brain and permanent brain damage.  This is not the first time that Shepherd Hills Nursing Home has been under the microscope of investigators.  The facility …

  • Law Proposes Fewer Inspections at Florida Nursing Homes
    Posted on February 21, 2020 in News

    Two pieces of legislation moving through the Florida Legislature could result in fewer inspections at nursing homes.  Supporters of the two bills argue that reducing the number of inspections at certain nursing homes would free up resources for the worst …

  • Elder Abuse in Rhode Island Nursing Homes
    Posted on February 14, 2020 in News

    Elder abuse is a tragic reality that impacts most every state in the United States.  Now, new reports show an alarming trend in elder abuse rates and nursing home abuse in Rhode Island nursing homes.  According to the Rhode Island …

  • Nursing Home Resident Accused of Sexual Assault
    Posted on February 7, 2020 in News

    An Illinois nursing home resident is the focus of allegations of sexual assault.  According to reports, law enforcement suspects the male resident of sexually assaulting a fellow resident – an elderly woman asleep in her bed.  Read on to learn …