Veteran Abuse and Neglect in VA Nursing Homes
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 […]
Oldham Nursing Home Closes Citing Costs of COVID-19 Too High
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 […]
Reimagining Nursing Home Enforcement
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 […]
Examining the Increase in Nursing Home Neglect Reports
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 […]
Why Non-Traditional Long-Term Care Facilities Are Seeing Fewer COVID-19 Cases
As nursing homes around the country continue to report COVID-19 outbreaks, family members of elderly loved ones are on high alert. However, it seems the coronavirus is not rampant in all elder care facilities. In fact, non-traditional long-term care facilities are seeing fewer, if any, outbreaks.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio During COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact day-to-day life in the United States significantly, residents in nursing homes are still among the most at-risk populations for contracting the illness. In some instances, nursing home facilities aren’t managing outbreaks properly, resulting in more infections and deaths nationwide.
COVID-19 Outbreak Prompts Nursing Home Lawsuit in PA
A lawsuit against a Pittsburgh-area nursing home has been filed in Pennsylvania state court after a COVID-19 outbreak resulted in infection and death throughout the facility. The lawsuit is claiming the nursing home’s reckless, willful, and wanton conduct is the reason the outbreak took as many lives as it did. Comprehensive Healthcare Management Services LLC […]
Illinois Bureau of Long-Term Care Faces Review During COVID-19
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has put many things on hold, not everything can wait, like investigations into reports and complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that they are performing a review of the Bureau of Long-Term Care.
Kentucky AARP Calls for Changes to Protect Nursing Home Residents
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected people all over the world. In the U.S., those who live and work in nursing homes have been where the virus is most prevalent. Nursing homes in Kentucky are no exception. According to Governor Beshear, more than 360 people have died in nursing homes during the pandemic. While smaller […]
43% of COVID-19 Deaths in the U.S. Linked to Nursing Homes
In the United States, 43% of COVID-19 deaths have been linked to nursing homes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the population who is at most risk of dying from the novel coronavirus is the older population, especially those in long-term care facilities because they likely have underlying conditions or weakened […]
How Does Liability Differ Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility?
Choosing which type of facility to entrust with the caring of your loved one can be difficult. That’s why it’s important to do your research and understand the benefits of each different kind of facility. When it comes to liability, there are some key differences between a nursing home and an assisted living facility. In […]
Nursing Homes Plagued with Infection Control Issues Before COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like the first time that long-term care facilities have had trouble with infection control among our nation’s 1.4 million nursing home residents, facilities have had problems with disease spread long before the novel coronavirus. This pandemic just brought the issues to the forefront. According to the U.S. Government Accountability […]
Nursing Homes Under Pressure to Publicly Track COVID-19 Outbreaks
Public health experts are pressuring federal officials to have nursing homes publicly track COVID-19 infections and deaths. Facilities are being criticized for the lack of transparency with what is happening inside with residents, especially when quarantines across the country have most nursing homes on lockdown. According to KY3 News [link removed], those who specialize in […]
How Often Is Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosed?
The Law Office of Mike Campbell has joined forces with Thomas Law Offices as of September 1st, 2020. Click here for details. Misdiagnoses happen in medical settings more often than people realize. In some cases, the patient can seek a second opinion and get the treatment they need before their condition worsens. When an elderly […]
CDC Finds Fault with Kirkland Life Care Center’s Response to COVID-19
In early March 2020, it was discovered COVID-19 was infecting residents at Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. At the time, family members of residents were concerned for the safety and wellbeing of their loved ones, as it was reported seven residents had died from the virus. According to the county, now at […]