October 2010

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What are some common signs of nursing home abuse?

While some signs of nursing home abuse are more obvious, some of the common signs of Kentucky nursing home abuse may be less obvious. It is important to be aware of these signs in order to protect your loved one. If your loved one has…

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Texas Motorcyclist Killed in Meade County Head-On Collision

October 11, 2010 – Meade County, KY – Wave 3 News reports that a motorcyclist was killed in a head on collision with a motor vehicle. The motorcycle accident took place on October 11in Meade County at the intersection of KY 144 and U.S. 60,…

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Nursing Home Political Contribution Over $1.5 Million, Lobbying Against Regulations

Kentucky. Over the last decade, the nursing home industry made political contributions amounting at least $1.8 million to Kentucky politicians while lobbying against bills that would require nursing home owners and corporations to hire more direct-care employees, face higher fines for violations, and abide by…

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Wrong Medication Given to Half of Elderly or Senior Patients

A recent study that was conducted, based on a review of drugs taken by a group of elderly patients,  found that more than half were taking the wrong medication. The review &/or interview of patients in the study revealed that medication dosage errors were also…

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“Wrong Medication”(Oxycodone), 2-Year Old Baby in Hospital

Another incident of a nationwide pharmacy chain drugstore, Walgreens, dispensing the wrong medication to a customer. This time, the medication error involved a baby’s prescription for hydrocortisone, but turned out to be the opiate painkiller, Oxycodone! The baby’s father picked up what he thought was…

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Governor of Kentucky Wants a Crackdown on Nursing Home Abuse

According to the Kentucky New Era, the Governor of Kentucky wants a crackdown on nursing home abuse. Governor Steve Beshear is ordering state officials to take immediate steps to rectify the ongoing problem with nursing home abuse in Kentucky. In October, a report was released…

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