Judge rules abuse-reporting law unconstitutional in win for providers
Sep 17, 2021
A law that required New York nursing homes to report injuries and abuse to county officials twice a year has been ruled unlawful by the New York Supreme Court this week.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, June 14
Jun 13, 2019
OIG: Nursing homes fail to report abuse … Low-dose prednisolone effective for hand OA … Overeating has devastating effects on brain health
Like father, like son
James M. Berklan
Nov 21, 2018
It was only fitting that a fabulous “New Yorker” video called “The Blessings of Aging,” popped onto my screen Tuesday. You need to make sure it pops up on your screen too.
New law brings tougher eldercare background screening — for employees AND owners
Henry R. Chalmers
Jun 06, 2018
A new law in Georgia signed by Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on May 7 will provide additional safeguards against elder abuse at long-term care facilities.
State task force calls for tougher penalties following abuse case backlog
Jan 31, 2018
A system meant to protect Minnesota seniors from abuse and violence in formal care setting settings must be repaired by providing more thorough oversight and tougher penalties, a work group headed by AARP...
Minnesota health chief out after reports of abuse at state’s nursing homes not being investigated
Dec 21, 2017
Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, M.D., M.S.P.H., resigned suddenly Tuesday, following several media reports that criticized his agency for failing to protect seniors from neglect and abuse.
Court upholds $1.2 million judgment against former SNF operator in resident abuse case
Oct 10, 2017
The former operator of an Oklahoma skilled nursing facility will have to pay a $1.21 million judgment handed down in an abuse case, despite its argument that the award was invalid under state law, a judge...
Bill would create national elder abuse registry
Oct 05, 2017
Long-term care providers could have an additional tool to screen potential employees and weed out those with past incidents of elder abuse under a bill introduced last week.
‘This is what it’s all about’
James M. Berklan
Sep 29, 2016
One line, more than any other, hit home during my discussion with Carol Silver Elliott on Wednesday: “If we’re really in the business of taking care of older adults, this is what it’s...
Antisocial behavior best predictor of abuse among residents with criminal history, analysis says
Jun 23, 2014
Many residents with criminal histories can smoothly transition to life in a nursing home, but a small subset of those with previous antisocial behavior can pose a danger, a new analysis says.