Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized for Medication Overuse

In continuing coverage, NPR reports that restrictions against nursing home residents being prescribed medically unnecessary antipsychotic drugs are rarely enforced. Though they are not FDA-approved for the purpose, antipsychotic drugs are often prescribed to elderly patients as a “chemical restraint” to treat … Continue reading

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Report Finds Nursing Home Care Levels May Be Lower Than Families Think

NBC News runs a story on its website by the Center for Public Integrity, which reports that many nursing home patients in the US “may not be receiving the level of care their loved ones believe they’re getting.” Staffing levels … Continue reading

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Find and Compare Assisted Living Facilities

This commercial site provides helpful proven for use in comparing assisted living facilities. Get free expert guidance on choosing the right senior housing from a local Senior Living Advisor. Our compassionate advisors will work with you to understand your loved one’s needs … Continue reading

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Despite Rules, Nursing Homes Still Lack Sprinklers

A recent article in the Reporter News points out that many of our elderly or disabled citizens are unnecessarily exposed to the risk of injury or death by fire in nursing homes. Here are the opening paragraphs: Tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Transitioning Your Parent to a Nursing Home? What to Know about Negligence and Abuse

Transitioning an elderly parent to a nursing home is stressful and emotional for both the family and the parent. However, this is often the only option for some families. During this transition, children might be worried about the level of … Continue reading

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Federal Official: Minnesota Not Complying With Disability Case Settlement

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that “nearly three years after a landmark court settlement required Minnesota to revamp its services for thousands of residents with disabilities, Federal authorities have found that the state’s effort has been beset by bureaucratic inertia and missed … Continue reading

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Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death

The Washington Post reports, in a 2043-word piece that is part of an ongoing series on the hospice industry in America, the “booming” hospice industry is coming under fire due to “what appears to be a surge in hospices enrolling patients who … Continue reading

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What is the Texas Long-Term Care Partnership?

Are you thinking about getting long-term care insurance? You should, but it’s not an easy process to maneuver. One site that helps is OwnYourFutureTexas. Here is a little information from the site. Check it out. Long-Term Care isn’t just for the … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Parents to Seek Out Better Living Arrangements

When you were young, your parents always took care of you, and now the time has come to return the favor. Attending to their needs may involve driving them to the shops, doing their spring cleaning and encouraging them to … Continue reading

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Featured Link — SeniorAdvisor.com

SeniorAdvisor is a site that provides information on senior communities. Using this site, people can locate senior housing and communities closest to Dallas with several sorting options like distance, ratings, and different accommodations. Each listing includes user reviews and photos, too. … Continue reading

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