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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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As followers of this blog know, we report and discuss many preventable tragedies and deaths which occur at assisted living facilities and nursing homes. It has gotten almost to the point where these instances of abuse and neglect are reported weekly by some newspaper in the United States. As a result of the poor care…[Read More]

NURSING HOMES CONTINUE TO RECEIVE POOR RATINGS

I’ve written several blogs about Medicare’s Five-Star Rating System and how many of the nursing homes in Virginia receive failing grades. If you are interested in finding out the ratings of many of the nursing homes in Southwest Virginia just search this blog for …”best nursing homes Roanoke”…or “best nursing homes Abingdon”…you get the idea….[Read More]

…ANOTHER MEDICATION ERROR LEADS TO NURSING HOME DEATH

After just writing my last blog titled, “Nursing Home Sued Over Blood Thinner,” we see another report about deadly medication errors in nursing homes. This report comes from Minnesota where state investigators say a woman recovering from spine surgery died of a massive stroke in June after a nursing home in Faribault, Minn., failed to…[Read More]

NURSING HOME INSPECTIONS STUN STATE OFFICIALS

That is the title of an article which recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Top state officials who visited Illinois nursing homes said they were stunned and disappointed by conditions at some facilities, describing grim institutions crowded with surprising numbers of mentally ill residents who wandered aimlessly without proper treatment. This is not a surprise…[Read More]

BUSH ADMINISTRATION MAKES IT HARDER FOR VICTIMS OF ELDER ABUSE

No…the title of this post is not an over statement! The Bush administration shut off a source of information last fall about abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities that people suing nursing homes consider crucial to their cases. The change, which affects the $144 billion nursing-home industry, was enacted with no public notice or…[Read More]

WHAT ARE THE BEST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 50 MILES OF WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA?

The answer is provided by a new “5 star” rating system provided by Medicare. When using the Medicare site…select “Find and Compare Nursing Homes”.…then select “Find Nursing Homes within certain distance” of a zip code or identified city. The nursing homes receiving the highest ratings include: Westwood Center (Bluefield, VA) Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center (Dublin,…[Read More]

WHAT ARE THE BEST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 25 MILES OF ROANOKE, VIRGINIA?

The answer is provided by a new “5 star” rating system provided by Medicare. When using the Medicare site…select “Find and Compare Nursing Homes“….then select “Find Nursing Homes within certain distance” of a zip code or identified city. The nursing homes receiving the highest ratings include: South Roanoke Nursing Home (Roanoke, VA) Brandon Oaks Nursing…[Read More]

THE POEM OF A CRABBY OLD MAN!

The story goes that this poem was found among the personal belongings of an elderly man who died in a nursing home. The resident did not have any close relatives or family and this poem was found by nurses as they boxed up his personal belongings. What do you see nurses? What do you see?What…[Read More]