Pressure Sore

Pressure sore leads to false-advertising suit

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A resident who developed a serious pressure ulcer allegedly due to negligence at a Pennsylvania continuing care retirement community is suing the operator, claiming it purposely misrepresented its care capabilities.

Pressure sore stats predict readmissions

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Compared with other quality measures, pressure ulcer prevalence is particularly good at predicting whether a nursing home will readmit residents to the hospital, according to findings published recently in HSR: Health Services Research.

Court upholds Immediate Jeopardy citations for nursing home in AL pressure sore case

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An Alabama nursing home that did not properly handle a resident with pressure sores on her feet is on the hook for Immediate Jeopardy fines of nearly $135,000, a federal appeals court recently affirmed.

Wounds happen

Wounds happen

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Providers with proactive approaches to catching wound development early find the most success. Foresight and diligence are needed to make it all work

Jury in nursing home whistleblower suit hands down $28M in fines

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A federal jury recently assessed penalties of $28.1 million against the former owner of an Illinois nursing home on charges that include Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

New app lets users search nursing home deficiencies by keyword

New app lets users search nursing home deficiencies by keyword

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A consumer-targeted Internet tool unveiled Tuesday allows users to search the federal nursing home inspection reports and deficiencies by keyword, city and facility name.