Amid all the focus on new rules for nursing homes, we can’t forget the old ones and the need to audit, train and document.
A nurse has been indicted for allegedly administering morphine to a nursing home resident by mistake and covering up her error while the resident experienced a health emergency, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.
In nursing home lawsuits, plaintiffs are often unhappy family members of residents who have experienced falls, pressure wounds, unexplained injuries or death. In our practice defending long-term care facilities, we have identified some relatively simple and straightforward actions that nursing homes can take to avoid litigation.
Is that how everyone is feeling about the ICD-10 delays? Well, that’s how I’m feeling. We almost got within the six-month window for implementation. Just when we were all geared up and ready to go, the government pushes the deadlines out again for one more year.