Nursing homes must report convicted sex offenders newly admitted as residents under new proposal
Feb 15, 2022
Pennsylvania nursing homes are promoting a new proposal that would require providers to notify staff, residents and residents’ families when a registered sex offender is admitted into a facility.
This open-and-shut case may leave a bad taste
Oct 26, 2015
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...
Ask the care expert … about pressure ulcer prevalence
Sep 01, 2014
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
Apr 01, 2014
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
Mar 02, 2013
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....
Iowa lawmakers propose special nursing home for sex offenders
Jan 18, 2012
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
Jan 11, 2012
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
Aug 17, 2010
Aging prison populations are straining state budgets as lawmakers struggle to arrive at solutions to the growing problem.