If gung-ho prosecutors get a little more screen time around here while some of our usual sources close up shop for a couple weeks, don’t rush past. There are plenty of lessons to be learned.
No fingerprints, no direct caregiving in CT nursing homes
Jul 22, 2021
Nursing home employees who didn’t get fingerprinted as part of a background check can keep their jobs, but they haven’t been allowed to care for residents since a deadline killing a COVID-era exemption...
Probe of improper Medicare Part D payments to SNFs among slate of new federal audits
Jan 22, 2021
Medicare Part D payments to skilled nursing facilities will face increased scrutiny over the next year from a federal watchdog agency.
Good practices keep out ‘bad actors’
Nov 10, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, long-term care facilities must keep the ill and elderly safe even as their resources are stretched and staff turnover increases. With each new hire, there is a chance...
Nursing home janitor charged after threatening to shoot co-workers
Feb 20, 2018
A janitor at a county-owned nursing home in upstate New York threatened to gun down two co-workers, the sheriff said Friday.
Catching nurse impostors — if you can
Jul 11, 2017
If you’ve ever seen the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” you’ve probably wondered how in the world the protagonist could get away with his scheme of working jobs he had no qualifications...
Jan 01, 2014
NEW JERSEY – Untold amounts of money have been pilfered from nursing home residents’ funds by those entrusted to protect them, and little government oversight exists to prevent it. This is...
Man used false identity to work at nursing home for 6 years, authorities charge
Oct 22, 2013
A man used a false identity to gain employment at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility where he worked for six years, authorities in Tennessee have charged.
Assisted living community employee drew gun on coworkers in post-termination rage, prosecutors say
Jun 25, 2013
Prosecutors say that Jeffrey Lamont Reid, 23, shoved his supervisor into a wall when in her office to sign his termination papers, according to local reports. He then tried to attack another woman in the...
CMS issues first round of grants for nursing home background checks
Oct 07, 2010
Six states are set to share in $14 million in grants for creating comprehensive, streamlined background check systems for long-term care employees.