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

Posted on: September 5, 2018 by c 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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How Nursing Homes Can be Prepared for Hurricane Season

Posted on: June 1, 2018 by Chris Murray

After devastating hurricanes impacted nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the Gulf Coast region of the United States in recent years, lawmakers and regulatory agencies have worked hard to create protections for these organizations. Despite strong initiatives to encourage the availability backup electrical power and disaster planning on the part of nursing homes, it […] Read More

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Asthma Management for Elderly Patients

Posted on: May 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

On May 1, we celebrated World Asthma Day. This annual event, organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, aims to improve asthma awareness and care on a global basis. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on aging, over two million Americans age 65 and older have asthma, and […] Read More

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Should Nursing Homes Use Video Surveillance?

Posted on: March 29, 2018 by Chris Murray

For nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, it is understood that staff and other professionals need to keep an eye on their residents, both for treatment purposes and the residents’ safety. However, while some nursing homes choose to use their staff members for this purpose, other facilities have elected to place surveillance cameras in […] Read More

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New Human Rights Watch Study Reports the Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Posted on: February 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Just two days ago, the Human Rights Watch published the study “They Want Docile: How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia”, and the results are sobering. According to their report, approximately 179,000 nursing home residents nationwide are being prescribed and given antipsychotic drugs each week in spite of not having diagnoses […] Read More

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Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes

Posted on: January 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

A recent study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has examined the correlation between infections, antibiotic use, and confusion. It was found that 1 in 5 residents at the surveyed nursing homes had been prescribed antibiotics within the past 30 days, with urinary tract infections (UTI) accounting for 40 percent of antibiotic-treated infections […] Read More

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