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Are Your Nursing Home Clients Aware of the Readmissions Penalty?

Posted on: January 16, 2019 by Chris Murray

Brought to life as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has imposed readmission penalties to healthcare facilities that have too many patients returning for care within a month of their initial discharge. These penalties may be steep, resulting in millions of dollars in avoidable losses. For long-term care facilities like nursing homes, […] Read More

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Implementing Hand Hygiene Protocols in Nursing Homes Can Reduce Infection Risk

Posted on: December 5, 2018 by Chris Murray

In recognition of Handwashing Awareness Week, taking place in the first week of December each year, nursing home staff must understand that proper hand hygiene is critical in reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Healthcare providers and staff have a duty to provide accurate, compassionate, and safe care to their patients, and handwashing plays an […] Read More

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Epilepsy and Seizures are on the Rise in Nursing Homes

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by Chris Murray

Among the many issues nursing home facilities face, epilepsy and seizures in patients are of particular concern. These dangerous medical conditions can be a warning sign of even more serious conditions, or can lead to injury or death. Unfortunately, these conditions are hard to diagnose or to treat, and the prevalence of these potentially life-threatening […] Read More

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The Impact of Mental Illness on Nursing Home Care

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in operation. As of 2014, when statistics on the nursing home industry were collected, 1.4 million people received care at these facilities. Elderly patients with a wide range of abilities, illnesses, and needs rely on nursing home […] Read More

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How Nursing Homes Can Handle Allegations of Abuse

Posted on: October 3, 2018 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes are committed to providing their residents with compassionate care and safe living conditions. These facilities have a duty to their residents, and most work very hard to ensure the best quality of care. Unfortunately, there have been several highly-publicized incidents of abuse in the news in recent years. Allegations of abuse can result […] Read More

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New Study Reveals the Greater Risks of Surgery for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: September 5, 2018 by Chris Murray

As Americans age, the chance of undergoing surgery at some point after the age of 65 rises dramatically. In the U.S. alone, over 15 million surgeries are performed on patients 65 or over each year. Unfortunately, our senior population faces significant risks when undergoing surgical procedures; in some cases, the risks of surgery are greater […] Read More

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Immunizations: An Important Line of Defense in Nursing Homes

Posted on: August 3, 2018 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes and skilled care facilities have a duty to provide their patients with safe, cost-effective care. While there are many methods by which these facilities can protect their patients, including nursing home insurance coverage, immunizations represent one of the best preventative health plans in the world. By protecting patients from vaccine-preventable diseases, nursing homes […] Read More

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The Dangers of Hepatitis in Nursing Homes

Posted on: July 27, 2018 by Chris Murray

Residents of nursing homes face many unique challenges. This is a vulnerable population, particularly in regards to health concerns. Caregivers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a duty to provide their residents with compassionate care, and this includes reducing the chances of spreading dangerous diseases within these facilities. It is widely understood that […] Read More

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Failure to Provide LGBT Care: A Rising Cause of Nursing Home Claims

Posted on: July 13, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, over one million people aged 65 or over identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans (LGBT). As this population grows older, thoughts turn to receiving long-term medical care at a nursing home or assisted living facility. According to a survey conducted by the AARP, over 60% of LGBT adults worried that […] Read More

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The Importance of Protecting Residents’ Personal Property

Posted on: June 15, 2018 by Chris Murray

Millions of elderly Americans rely on the care and shelter provided by nursing homes. Patients of nursing homes and skilled care facilities have a right to a safe environment; unfortunately, these patients are attractive targets for thieves. In a nursing home industry study, it was estimated that over 25% of facility employees witnessed coworkers stealing […] Read More

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