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Alarming New Study About Patient Harm in Nursing Homes

Late last month, the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new report about the safety of patients in skilled nursing homes. The study included the care of 653 Medicare patients in 600 different nursing home facilities. Approximately One…

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First-of-its-kind Case Settled against Kentucky Nursing Home

Last month, Villaspring Health Care and Rehabilitation in Erlanger, Villaspring’s parent company, Carespring Health Care Management, and its owner reportedly reached an agreement with the federal government related to allegations that Villaspring defrauded Medicaid and Medicare by submitting bills for reimbursement while providing systemically poor…

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How Important Are Radiologists in Identifying Elder Abuse?

A study that was recently presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) suggests that radiologists may have an important role to play in identifying suspected elder abuse. The study found that radiologists may have begun to identify a pattern…

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Government Releases New Information on Bed Rail Accidents

Information gathered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicates that 155 people died from bed rail injuries from January 2003 – September 2012. The CPSC further broke down the data as follows:  Approximately 126 of the 155 people who died were age 60…

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Communication With Alzheimer Patients’ Families Questioned

A new study published on November 13 in the online Journal of Applied Communication Research found that families of Alzheimer’s patients may not always be getting accurate information from nurses and other health care workers at Alzheimer’s care facilities. The study found that some nurses…

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Study Looks at Nursing Home Norovirus Outbreak Complications

Researchers at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine recently looked at two years’ worth of data to determine what the effect of a norovirus outbreak may mean for a nursing home.  According to the analysis, norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes may increase the…

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