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  • Legislation Could Mean 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 Rates Alarming 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 …

  • Illinois 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 …

  • Convicted Nursing Home Serial Killer Released to South Carolina
    Posted on January 24, 2020 in News

    A woman convicted of killing five nursing home residents in the 1980’s has been released on parole.  People familiar with the case are concerned that the woman could be a danger to other elderly individuals.  The families of the victims …

  • What is the Difference Between a Nursing Home and an Assisted Living Home?
    Posted on January 17, 2020 in Informative

    If you are contemplating long-term care for you or a loved one, you consider options like a nursing home or assisted living home.  These are two options for senior care that are often misunderstood and are confused as being one …

  • Daughter Captures Violent Nursing Home Abuse on Hidden Camera
    Posted on January 10, 2020 in News

    If you have a loved one in a nursing home you may experience a certain amount of anxiety and worry about their care.  After all, stories of nursing home abuse are common in the media.  And while we all hope …

  • New Jersey Nursing Home Suffers Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak
    Posted on January 3, 2020 in News

    A New Jersey nursing home is recovering from a gastrointestinal illness outbreak.  The 110-bed facility first reported the outbreak in December 2019.   Outbreaks like this one serve as reminders of why infection prevention and control are so important in nursing …

  • Nursing Homes are Illegally Evicting Residents Who Cannot Afford to Pay
    Posted on December 19, 2019 in News

    Numerous complaints and investigations reveal that nursing homes are illegally evicting and “pushing out” residents who cannot afford to pay.  This practice is endangering the lives of nursing home residents.  According to the long-term care Ombudsmen, more than 10,600 complaints …

  • 5 Georgia Nursing Homes Receive CMS Abuse Icon
    Posted on December 10, 2019 in News

    In November 2019, our post titled “Nursing Home Compare Now Includes User-Friendly Icons” provided information about new icons on the Nursing Home Compare tool.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added the icons so that users can easily …

  • Nursing Home Compare Now Includes User-Friendly Icons
    Posted on November 7, 2019 in News

    Finding the right nursing home for a loved one is a difficult task.  Families spend a great deal of time, effort, and money researching homes and making a decision.  This process can be overwhelming as you consider factors like quality, …