An overworked nursing staff can increase the risk of safety incidents in hospital care facilities, according to recent research published in the British Medical Journal. As the first of its kind, the study analyzed how nurse workload could ultimately alter the quality of care. The data demonstrates insufficient staffing can strain resources, raising the risk … Continue reading Overworked Nurses, Poor Staffing Can Affect Patient Safety→
In 12 rural nursing homes in Kentucky, a team of artists are working to destigmatize nursing homes. The goal is to transform the spaces into cultural centers by exploring the myth of aging with three creative festivals for the public, set to launch in 2019.
The Constitution Revision Commission didn’t pass the constitutional amendment declaring the rights of nursing home residents, but the ideas behind it still have merit. The bill, known as P 88, would have made it easier to sue in cases alleging neglect or abuse.
Thanks to House Bill 281, residents in Los Angeles nursing homes will have the ability to be monitored by family using camera systems installed in rooms. Though the cameras are voluntary, the new provision could help to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect in California.
In Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court agreed on a $2 million jury verdict against the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. Elise Dubose, a resident of the Willowcrest Nursing Home, died from bedsore related complications in 2007. The court affirmed her claims were brought within the statute of limitations.
The National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys curates a monthly news digest for clients and members. Our digest includes key facts, regulatory information and settlement awards. Key Facts 90% of US nursing homes have staff levels too low for adequate care. When patients don’t have an adequate, properly trained staff to care for their patients, nursing … Continue reading May Digest→
Research shows veterans now have less options for nursing home care. The government is working to provide more options, according to a spokesman for the Veterans Administration.
Medicare tracks and publishes inspection information on nursing homes, centralizing it in a public database called Nursing Home Compare. Here’s how to use it.