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The Dangers of Negligent Hiring and Supervision in Nursing Homes

Published on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:33 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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All nursing homes should be outfitted with knowledgeable and resourceful employees and staff members. When a facility follows federal law, there are strict staffing procedures in place to ensure that only qualified people, including registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, and physical therapists, provide direct care to the elderly residents.

Nursing homes that ignore federal and state laws and hire employees that are not qualified are putting residents at risk of injury or worse. Let’s take a look at the dangers of negligent hiring and supervision in nursing homes.

Veteran Abuse and Neglect in VA Nursing Homes

Published on Feb 9, 2021 at 7:55 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Millions of nursing home residents are forced to suffer abuse and neglect from those who are supposed to be taking care of them. While anyone in that type of setting can be a target for abuse, certain elderly demographics, like veterans, are at an increased risk. Military veterans are an especially at-risk group because they are often left without sufficient support systems, friends and family networks, and mental and physical health care services after serving their country.

Oldham Nursing Home Closes Citing Costs of COVID-19 Too High

Published on Jan 7, 2021 at 9:27 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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An Oldham County nursing home with previous sexual assault and abuse allegations is closing at the end of January, according to a statement from the facility.

The nursing home, Friendship Health & Rehab, location in Pewee Valley will close on January 29 as a result of the costs associated with fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made on December 29.

Reimagining Nursing Home Enforcement

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 7:32 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has fostered a discussion of how to improve nursing homes. In general, there are two camps: the industry partisans who call for more collaboration from the federal government and better funding, and the critics who insist regulation should primarily take the form of steeper fines and other punitive actions against abusive and negligent long-term care facilities.

Examining the Increase in Nursing Home Neglect Reports

Published on Dec 15, 2020 at 8:09 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has had its effects on everyone, those in nursing homes are one of the groups at the highest risk of infection. Close quarters, necessary medical interventions, and poor mitigation tactics make long-term care facilities breeding grounds for viruses—especially one with the infectious rate that the coronavirus has.

As a result of the virus, according to the Associated Press (AP), we’re seeing an increase in nursing home neglect reports. There are a number of reasons this could be happening, which we’ll examine below. First, let’s start by taking a look at what residents and their family members have experienced in and out of nursing homes since the start of the pandemic.