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Covid-19 Pandemic Sheds Light on Decades of Nursing Home Neglect

The New England Journal of Medicine is bringing awareness to the issue of nursing home neglect in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a recent article published by the journal, the pandemic revealed to all that ” . . . U.S. nursing homes were unstable even before Covid-19 hit. They were like tinderboxes, ready to go up in flames with just a spark.

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What To Do When a Loved One Develops Bedsores

If nursing duties such as turning a patient, proper bathing and hygiene are not followed, bed sores can develop, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. Untreated bedsores can result in sepsis and wrongful death. There is no excuse for allowing bedsore to develop inside a facility other than patient neglect.

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Family Alleges Wrongful Death in Suit Against Waco Nursing Homes

The cousin of a 79-year-old Waco man is suing four local nursing home facilities, alleging negligent care caused the man’s death in May 2019. Anne Massey, Aaron Franklin’s cousin, is seeking unspecified damages in her wrongful death lawsuit, filed in 414th State District Court against Woodland Springs Nursing Center, Lakeshore Village Healthcare Center, Crestview Health Care Residence, and Westview Manor and Rehabilitation Center, along with their owners and license holders.According to the laws…

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Nursing Homes Forced to Accept COVID-19 Patients

Nursing homes that have been taking extreme measures to keep out COVID-19 are now going to have to accept new residents diagnosed with the virus. The state Department of Health sent out a notice informing every nursing home of the rule last week. It was not greeted with enthusiasm.At The Pines in Glens Falls, workers found technicalities to refuse two hospital transfers this week.

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66 Residents of Maryland Nursing Home Test Positive For COVID-19

More than five dozen residents of a Carroll County nursing home have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.Gov. Larry Hogan announced late Saturday night the outbreak at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, where 66 residents have tested positive, including 11 who are hospitalized.Pleasant View is a 104-bed facility that is Medicaid and Medicare certified, according to the Maryland Health Care Commission. As of  last year, it had a 95 percent occupancy rate, the Medicare List webs…

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Three More Deaths, Two in Nursing Homes, COVID-19 Spreads in Richmond

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of three more people in the Richmond area, including two in local long-term care facilities, as the disease spawned by the coronavirus broadens its spread through the region.Another resident of Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center died of the disease, boosting the death toll to 17 people at the skilled nursing facility in western Henrico County, with an additional 91 residents infected with COVID-19.For more, read here.

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