Delaware CNA Arrests For Mistreating Nursing Home Patient

Arrests for Patient Mistreatment in Delaware

A 57-year-old certified nursing assistant has been arrested on charges of nursing home abuse after an extensive investigation led by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Charges against Angela Coverdale involve allegations of abuse at the Emily Bissell Hospital in Wilmington by the Delaware Attorney General’s office. Attorney General Biden said, “We’re acting to protect our […]

Kansas Hospitals Penalized over Bed Sore Development

Bed Sores in Kansas Hospitals

Representatives of Kansas University Hospital claim that a study that resulted in significant cuts of Medicare payments at its facility was based on flawed methodology and old data. The representatives contend that academic hospitals were penalized unfairly. Lee Norman, chief medical officer at Kansas University Hospital said, “The academic medical centers get the sick patients […]

Physical Abuse Discovered in Alabama Nursing Home

Physical Abuse in Nursing Home in Alabama

A Hoover, AL nursing home caregiver has been arrested for allegedly mishandling and slapping an 80-year-old bedridden resident. Filed charges against the 28-year-old employee Taneka Kiera Hopkins of Pinson include second-degree elder abuse. Hoover police Captain Greg Rector found the accused’s actions to be “appalling, awful and disturbing.” Having been released from her employment as […]

DC Hospitals to Get Pay Cut Due to Episodes of Bed Sores

DC and Hospital Paycuts

The District of Columbia ranks in the lower 50 percent of all U.S. jurisdictions in states in preparing and implementing protocols to avoid infectious disease outbreaks including single central line infections and bedsores. In 2015, the vast majority of hospitals in the DC area are to receive a cut in pay from the federal government […]

Iowa Nursing Home Fined For Horrific Care

Horrific Care in Iowa Nursing Home

An Iowa nursing home is facing a significant fine of more than $31,000 after a former school teacher Darlene Carbaugh fell from a mechanical lift and sustained a fatal head injury. In June 2014, North Lake Manor of Storm Lake received a penalty citation from the state Department of Inspections and Appeals. The citation was […]

More Care Options for Seniors in Massachusetts Nursing Facilities

Massachusetts has an Increase in Care Options for Seniors

Maryland regulators have unveiled new rules regulating assisted-living facilities that provide care to the state’s elderly frail residents. The new rules help to strengthen protection over Massachusetts’ most vulnerable aging population. The regulations help to expand training and education of facility workers. This includes training on emergency evacuation, medicine and equipment when extreme weather conditions […]

Virginia Nursing Home With Checkered Past Received Additional Inspections

Virginia Nursing Homes and Increased Inspections

Multiple investigations at a Roanoke County nursing facility is nothing new. In fact, Department of Health regulators have investigated the Richfield Recovery and Care Center four times already this year. In total, the facility has been cited more times than any other facility in Virginia – totaling 45 deficiencies in all. The high number of […]

Number of Wisconsin Nursing Homes Shrinks as More People Favor Home Care

Wisconsin Nursing Homes Shrinks

Lawrence Pittman, a resident of Oakview Care Center is one of 35 patients being relocated after an announcement of the closing of the nursing facility in Durand. Joss Eggleston, Durand’s city administrator, claims that the closure of the town’s only nursing facility and the relocation of residents will likely cause a “pretty big impact” on […]

Maryland Leads the Way with Fall Prevention for Elderly

Maryland Nursing Homes has a High Number of Falls

For many years, Maryland has led the way in protecting the elderly by preventing falling that often leads to serious injuries or death. The Maryland Fall Prevention advisory group has formed partnerships and organizations to fund fall prevention programs in an effort to reduce the total number of falls and fall-related injury occurring within the […]

Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcers

Transfers are Essential to Prevent Pressure Sores

Many see assisted living facilities as a convenient bridge between the home and the nursing home, but reports from CBS 2 Chicago indicate that that bridge might not be as smooth as you think.  Two Sunrise living centers have come under attack for what some seem to think is a pattern of resident neglect and […]

Malnutrition Is a Leading Cause of Bedsores

The nutritional requirements of individuals suffering from pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores or bedsores are extremely high. Most elderly individuals require extra protein, vitamins, minerals and calories to assist in the healing of their wounds. As a result, malnutrition, or the deficiency in consuming vital nutrients, often delays the healing of the wound. Malnutrition […]

Preventing an Infection in a Bed Sore

Out of all the complications in dealing with a bedsore, a serious infection can become life threatening. An infected bedsore, also referred to as a pressure ulcer, pressure sore and decubitus ulcer, often begins as a painful, reddened area, eventually turning purple. Left unattended or without proper treatment, the skin can easily break open, becoming […]

New App Could Alert Staff To Building Pressure Before A Wound Starts

App that can Help With Pressure Sore

If you or your loved one has ever experienced significant periods of immobility, you are probably aware of the dangers of pressure sores.  These are wounds that develop after continuous pressure or friction is exerted on specific parts of the body and the person refuses or cannot change positions.  The resulting loss of blood flow […]

Illinois Nursing Home Faces Lawsuit After Patient Dies Due To Neglect

Lawsuits after Neglect in Nursing Homes

On January 28, 2013, Hazel Hendricks was found in her Wood River nursing home room unresponsive with low oxygen saturation and food still in her mouth.  As could be expected from this anomaly, a lawsuit soon followed.  A complaint was filed on behalf of the estate of the decedent against the VIP Manor facility, its […]

$25 Billion Problem: Push Towards Prevention Of Wounds Like Bed Sores

Preventing Wounds

If you or a loved one has ever spent time significant time confined to bed or to a wheel chair, you are probably aware of the problem of bed sores (also know as pressure sores or decubitis ulcers).  You may even know someone that has this disease.  They typically arise from prolonged friction, pressure or […]

Hidden Cameras Capture Abuse of Nursing Home Patient

Hidden Cameras to Watch Patients

Imagine being bedridden due to illness.  Unable to speak or stand up for yourself you watch in horror as your doctors and nurses abandon you.  Then, to add insult to injury, they cover up their misdeeds and lie about their malfeasance. This nightmare was a reality for a nursing home patient in Buffalo, Michigan (identified […]

Filing A Bed Sore Lawsuit Against An Illinois Nursing Home

Lawsuit in Illinois for Bed Sore

WHAT CAUSES BEDSORES? Bed sores (also know as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) are skin and tissue injuries resulting from pressure over extended periods of time.  Areas vulnerable to bed sores are bony parts of the body such as knees, ankles, and heels.  Common causes of this disease are sustained pressure, friction, or shearing (when […]

Nursing Home Find When Patient Develops Pressure Sore During Admission

Money Paid Post Pressure Sore Development

Nursing homes are receiving greater scrutiny as their patients develop injuries under their watch.  Three homes in Connecticut are facing fines by the state Department of Public Health for their patient mismanagement.  In the first case, the DPH levied a $1,300 fine on Touchpoints at Farmington for its poor care of a dementia resident. This […]

Molecule Could Help Ease Incontinence & Infected Bed Sores

What is Needed to Help with Incontinence

More than a quarter of a million people in the United States suffer spinal chord injuries every year (and many of these are young people); over a million people every year experience pressure sores.  What do these two have in common?  They both breed a problem of continence: an inability to control the anal sphincter […]

To The Sea: Doctors Looking To Fish Proteins To Heal Pressure Ulcers

Fish Proteins to Help Heal Ulcers

Anyone that has spent time in a hospital or visited someone spending a prolonged time in a hospital understands the issue of pressure sores, also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers.  These are skin and tissue injuries that result when an area of the body has received extended pressure.  This problem normally accompanies parts of […]