A Syracuse, NY, nursing facility was called out by state surveyors after five nurses failed to consult a resident's chart, which contained a do-not-resuscitate order, and saved her life by using CPR and other measures.
A nursing home resident who was strangled by his own nightgown — and whose roommate's calls for help went ignored — will cost the facility $50,000.
A program that allows consumers to develop and securely share their end-of-life plans with caregivers and healthcare providers is among the winners of the Department of Health and Human Services' "Move Health Data Forward Challenge."
The most important documents to put into place when dealing with individuals with Alzheimer's are durable powers of attorney for financial matters and healthcare decisions.
A string of nursing home deaths related to do-not-resuscitate order confusion has prompted Kentucky healthcare officials to encourage the use of color-coded wristbands to reduce mistakes.