Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

Low-Rated Nursing Homes Secure HUD-Guaranteed Mortgages

The Center for Public Integrity reports, “nursing homes providing poor care routinely have received HUD-insured acquisition, construction, refinancing and improvement loans all over the country.” Despite HUD restructuring “the office that runs the program in 2008 to streamline the mortgage application process” … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Over Woman’s Assisted Living Death May Affect Industry Standards

The Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette reported that the family of Delores Wiersum has filed a lawsuit against ThedaCare after the woman “froze to death while locked outside her Appleton assisted living home.” According to elder law expert Alison Barnes, a professor at … Continue reading

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How You Can Help Loved Ones Remain As Independent As Possible As They Age

You want your loved ones to remain happy and healthy long into old age. This often means allowing your loved ones to live independently so they do not feel trapped or helpless. You can do several things to help loved … Continue reading

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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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