Neglect

Officials don't fault facility in death of LTC resident who was forgotten in hot van

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An Illinois care facility wasn't deficient in the training it provided to two employees who left a resident in a van on a hot day, leading to his death, one state official said this week.

Government plan calls for increased surveillance, prosecution to combat elder abuse

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Elder abuse is inflicted upon many of the more than 2 million Americans in long-term care settings, and more oversight is needed, according to a government report published Wednesday.

5 tips for abuse and incident response in long-term care

5 tips for abuse and incident response in long-term care

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Allow me to share a little long-term care humor to brighten your day. Did you hear the one about the long-term care resident who kept unplugging her roommate's ventilator?

Almost a fifth of SNF nursing aides charged with abuse and neglect had prior convictions, OIG says

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Nineteen percent of long-term care nursing aides who were found guilty of on-the-job abuse, neglect, or property theft in 2010 had prior criminal convictions, a federal report revealed this week.

State sued mobile-home assisted living facility before tornado deaths; new lawsuit filed

Last fall, Alabama filed a lawsuit against an unlicensed assisted living facility located in a group of mobile homes, where nine elderly and disabled residents lived. In late April, a massive tornado outbreak killed four of those residents.

Governor asks for review of nursing home abuse handling process

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) is calling on state health officials to review the way in which the state handles reports of abuse and neglect in nursing homes, according to local news reports.

Five-Star makes complaints against nursing homes even more serious

Five-Star makes complaints against nursing homes even more serious

Nursing homes have a difficult enough time contending with the survey and certification system. Now that the Five-Star Quality Rating System has begun, they have to work even harder to protect themselves against the faulty survey process.