Sex Offenders

This open-and-shut case may leave a bad taste

This open-and-shut case may leave a bad taste

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As we recently reported, a former nursing director recently sued Napa's Piner's Nursing Home. Her allegation is that efforts to have an alleged sex offender removed from the payroll fueled her own termination.

Ask the care expert ... about pressure ulcer prevalence

Ask the care expert ... about pressure ulcer prevalence

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I am a new charge nurse. My DON wants me to calculate the prevalence of pressure ulcers. Is there an easy way to do this?

Ask the legal expert ... about screening for sex offenders

Ask the legal expert ... about screening for sex offenders

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How can we make sure we don't have registered sex offenders working or volunteering for us? What if they lie to us about it?

Ask the care expert ... about screening for sex offenders

Ask the care expert ... about screening for sex offenders

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Our facility has been doing more screening for new employees to protect our residents and current staff. We were thinking about checking potential employees to be sure they are not on a sex offender website. Do other facilities check or prescreen their staff this way?

Iowa lawmakers propose special nursing home for sex offenders

A small group of Iowa lawmakers say the state needs a nursing home that serves registered elderly sex offenders.

Iowa governor introduces LTC sex offender rule

Iowa governor Terry Branstad (R) will ask the state legislature to require notification when sex offenders move into long-term care facilities, he said Monday.

Cost of housing older prisoners continues to weigh down state budgets

Aging prison populations are straining state budgets as lawmakers struggle to arrive at solutions to the growing problem.