John "Jack" Walsh's sisters were with him hours before he died. But later that day the nursing home resident was left alone at a medical appointment, walked out of the office and died in the woods, according to family members filing a lawsuit in New Hampshire.
Washington state lawmakers heard testimony last week on a bill to improve long-term care for LGBTQ seniors.
State of Kansas officials are suing a nursing home that's been closed for almost a year, alleging the owner did not remove personal information of former residents or employees from the subsequently pillaged premises.
The latest tension between employee privacy and staffing procedures is embodied in an Illinois long-term care employee suing his workplace over twice-a-day required fingerprint scans.
A former certified nursing assistant at an Illinois CCRC is suing her ex-employer, alleging that she was fired for reporting a resident's mistreatment claim.
An Illinois retirement community is facing a lawsuit after inappropriate photos of memory care residents were shared by the ex-boyfriend of a former employee on Facebook, as well as one of the provider's own social media accounts.
A long-term care management company has enough of a relationship with a skilled nursing facility it shares ownership of to be included in a lawsuit against it, a court ruled on Tuesday.
An Illinois nursing home is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by a worker who argues that the facility's required daily fingerprint scans pose a threat to their privacy.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on Friday against a Maryland skilled nursing facility, arguing that it failed to promote an employee based on her race and age.
A lawsuit alleging a New Jersey skilled nursing facility underpaid its certified nursing assistants for overtime and meal breaks may continue, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in May.
Liability costs are expected to rise 6% in 2017 for skilled nursing operators, according to a new report. But there's a more disturbing stat than that to be reckoned with.
A nursing home owner whose former employee died of an overdose is being sued in San Luis Obispo (CA) Superior Court.
New Mexico has filed suit against one of the nation's largest nursing home operators for providing what it claims were inadequate resources that led to poor care and improper billing. One leading patient advocate called the action a "new and novel approach" to the "chronic and longstanding problem of inadequate nurse staffing in nursing facilities."
Whatever you do, don't call Brian Lee a shill for trial lawyers. The former head of Florida's long-term-care ombudsman program is simply trying to improve nursing homes. That's his story and he's sticking to it.
Oklahoma jury recommends $1.2M in damages to family of nursing home resident ... NY nursing home lawsuit settled for $750,000 ... Nurses can increase physical activity in older adults
Providers nationwide will be anxiously watching to see if there is traction in a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico attorney general alleging insufficient staffing made proper care impossible. Outgoing Attorney General Gary King sued seven nursing homes operated by Preferred Care Partners Management Group on Friday.
Is the ability to transport residents in their wheelchairs an essential function of a nursing home hairdresser? A federal appeals court says it's a valid question and is allowing a hairdresser to sue a facility that fired her.
An assisted living facility in Mississippi fired a worker hours after she started on the job because of her pregnancy, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
From a psychological perspective, here are some ideas to prevent or reduce disagreements with residents and their family members over care, thereby decreasing the likelihood that a situation will result in legal action.
There was a time when reading Gary Larson's "The Far Side" was an essential part of my daily routine. Yes, the now-defunct strip was a bit quirky, but it was almost always good for a laugh.
Residents have refused meds, tried to flee secure unit since talking to surveyor, nursing home chargesAugust 05, 2014
An Ohio nursing home has been trying to care for residents who became defiant after speaking with a state inspector, according to legal charges reported Monday by Courthouse News Service.
A nurse at a Life Care Centers of America facility in Colorado was not notified that she would be threatened and taken hostage by a gunman as part of an active shooter drill, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Nursing home cannot use Medicaid payment structure to evade 'worthless services' charges, federal court rulesJuly 17, 2014
A nursing home cannot cite Medicare and Medicaid payment methods to escape charges that it provided "worthless services," a federal judge recently ruled in a False Claims Act case.
HCR ManorCare has sued Trinity Health after analysis suggested an association between a large hepatitis C outbreak and podiatry and blood draw services that the skilled nursing company contracted with Trinity for, according to local reports.
The nation's largest long-term care pharmacy has agreed to a $124 million settlement over claims of kickbacks to nursing homes in the form of price breaks on certain drugs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Former caregivers filed a class action lawsuit against one of the nation's largest provider of post-acute care services for alleged failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, among other claims.
An 82-year-old skilled nursing facility resident and his family have been awarded $3.3 million by a Colorado jury after finding the Pueblo-based Belmont Lodge Health Care Center guilty of negligence.
In the fierce daily battle to keep beds and units occupied, it can be tempting to fudge a wee bit about your ability to provide care. Here's my advice: Resist the temptation.
The son of a nursing home resident says he found a photo of a male stripper gyrating above his 86-year-old mother, and was told it reflected part of an "entertainment event" for residents. That has led to a lawsuit against East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Bablyon, NY.
Long-term care workers, particularly nurses, might complain or even joke about it: I'm being worked to death. But now a dead nurse's family is testing such an assertion in court.