Blog Posts - Nursing Home



She Made Them Mittens by Heidi Thurston

They all loved her – from time to time they still talk about her and the things she did in years past. There was, for instance, the time when their first child was born and she stayed over, did the … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Dec 12, 2016

How Caregivers Can Spot Elder Abuse

 I am happy to host this guest post from NY lawyer Laurence Banville. In our family, we are blessed that my Mom has never displayed signs of abuse, but we are watchful and I'm glad to know all the signs. When elders become physically weak,...

NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Cases

An article published in The Record on May 9, 2016 highlights that nursing homes don’t want to handle complex and difficult cases and try to evict the residents.  Families are at loss as to what to do.  Many times, these discharges can be chal...

ASSESSING THE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF NURSING HOMES

4 Tips for Finding Quality Nursing Home CareGuest Post by Andrew EganNursing homes or assisted living facilities can help take care of ailing family members or loved ones. At their best, nursing homes can provide a valuable service and essential care...

Should You Sue if You Suspect Your Family Member Was Abused at a Nursing Home?

Abuse of residents in nursing homes is often underreported. Sometimes it even goes wholly unreported. What constitutes nursing home abuse can also be difficult to define. Some victims of nursing home abuse might not even be able to communicate with a...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Mar 15, 2016

Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clauses

The New York Times in an article on February 21, 2016 highlighted the ever increasing problem with nursing home agreements burying arbitration clauses in residency agreements to bar cases from being litigated in the courts.  The article features a M...

Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site

A nursing home resident in a Pennsylvania nursing home was found to have maggots crawling around and inside the insertion site of the feeding tube.  The hospital staff indicated that there was severe neglect of wound care and proper cleaning If you...

Its been inside the garage all these years

You came to visit and take an inventory.Mom has relocated to the  retirement centre and the house vacant for over a year.  The carry costs are accruing. There in the back; the Soap Box Racer that you built with your Dad and saved for n...
by Living in Toronto on Feb 5, 2016

Emotions and Muscle Spasms Stronger

I've been having problems with acute emotional reactions for several months now - sometimes extremely nervous and very easily startled. Loud noises are especially uncomfortable - almost like I have super hearing. I had a lot of emotional lability yea...

Delirium: Under Diagnosed Life Threat, Malpractice Potential

It was nearly two years ago that I received a telephone call one morning at around 10 am from my father, concerned that my 87 y/o mother was ill and, since my parents had developed an unbreakable habit of keeping such things to themselves for a while...
by Law Med Blog on Dec 7, 2015

NJ Nursing Homes: New Law Monitoring Alzheimer’s Group Homes

Last week, Governor Christie signed a new law establishing more stringent oversight of alzheimer’s group homes.  Prior to this law, group homes were regulated by the Department of Affairs and there was very little oversight.  With this new la...

Grandparents Day Activities

Grandparents have given so much, first as your parents and then as helpers and teachers for your kids. They remind us of where we came from and what a difference one person can make in our lives. Help your kids honor their grandparents by sharing one...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Sep 11, 2015

4 Crucial Questions if Your Loved One is Injured at a Senior Care Facility

If a member of your family is in a nursing home, they have certain rights that the federal government has specified. Of those rights, two of the most important might be those of being treated with dignity and respect and having a trusted person manag...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 24, 2015

Nursing Home Abuse: Failure to Monitor Coumadin

The Washington Post published an article on July 12, 2015 addressing the dangers of the failure to monitor coumadin given to residents of nursing homes.  The Washington Post reports that at least 165 nursing home residents were hospitalized or died...

NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed bill, called ...

Nursing Home Abuse: Complaints

A chain of nursing homes in Massachusetts was recently purchased by a new corporation, Synergy.  The complaints are continuing:  flimsy adult diapers, lax infection control, pressure sores, dirty dishes,  and not enough nurses. The article states...

Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care

The New York Times published an article on April 14, 2015 “In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag”.  The article discusses the recent trend that nursing homes are now offering short term rehabilitation.  The reason is M...

Elevator riding teacup Poodle is a nursing home angel

Doug Dawson is a medications assistant at Lyngblomsten, a senior care center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nala is his teacup Poodle. Each morning Lawson and Nala come to work together. He puts her on an elevator in the four story building and they go thei...
by The Poodle (and dog) blog on Apr 15, 2015

Nursing Home Abuse: Choking

A Connecticut nursing home was fined after a resident, who was supposed to receive a pureed diet, was given a tray of chopped and not pureed food.  The nurse’s aide had mistakenly given the wrong tray to the resident.  The resident choked on...

Jawatan Kosong Integrated Healthcare Management (IHM) Sdn Bhd

Integrated Healthcare Management (IHM) has been around since 1997 and has experienced tremendous growth in its healthcare membership, clinical and healthcare related services. We have spearheaded many revolutionary concepts, which have become a reali...


Trending Topics

Close