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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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Nursing home residents in Indiana suffer as county hospitals rake in millions

In a recent IndyStar investigation, it has been recently uncovered that at least one billion dollars in supplemental Medicaid funding meant for nursing homes has been diverted to the state’s county hospitals since 2003. The total is likely much more. It could be nearly three billion dollars.To get that money, the hospitals embraced a plan pioneered by Matthew Gutwein, the chief executive of Marion County’s public health system.

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How a WV Nursing Home Contained 29 COVID-19 Cases

In a recent article by Charleston-Gazette Mail, reported nursing Sundale Nursing Home, which some considered to be “ground zero” for West Virginia's coronavirus outbreak. Nurses and aides wearing masks were clocking out. Some headed to their cars carrying boxes from Pizza Al’s, a local staple. The next shift’s workers were clocking in; some helped tie each other’s masks before heading through the front door.

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Private-Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Reduces Quality of Care

  In a recent article by the online news outlet, Market Watch, notes that for profit and private ownership nursing homes may be weakening facilities staffing level, as well as complying with federal standards of care for residents.   It’s a Thursday morning in San Francisco, the day after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, and Ronald Silva hasn’t slept for days, “if not a week,” he says. Silva is the president and CEO of private-equity firm Fillmore Capi…

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Maryland Nursing Home Hit With 'Tragic' Coronavirus Outbreak

Dozens of people have tested positive for COVID-19 at a nursing home in the suburbs west of Baltimore, Maryland's governor announced late Saturday as the state's death count from the virus has doubled. Maryland Governor Hogan said the state has experienced a “tragic coronavirus outbreak” at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, about 30 miles west of the state's capitol.”As we have been warning for weeks, older Marylanders and those with underlying health condition…

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