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NJ Nursing Home Suffers Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak

A New Jersey nursing home is recovering from a gastrointestinal illness outbreak.  The 110-bed facility first reported the outbreak in December 2019.   Outbreaks like this one serve as reminders of why infection prevention and control […]

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Nursing Homes Illegally Evicting Residents Who Cannot Afford to Pay

Numerous complaints and investigations reveal that nursing homes are illegally evicting and “pushing out” residents who cannot afford to pay.  This practice is endangering the lives of nursing home residents.  According to the long-term care […]

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5 Georgia Nursing Homes Receive CMS Abuse Icon

In November 2019, our post titled “Nursing Home Compare Now Includes User-Friendly Icons” provided information about new icons on the Nursing Home Compare tool.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added the icons […]

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Nursing Home Compare Now Includes Icons

Finding the right nursing home for a loved one is a difficult task.  Families spend a great deal of time, effort, and money researching homes and making a decision.  This process can be overwhelming as […]

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Illinois Nursing Home Cited after Fatal Fall

A Sterling, Illinois nursing home is facing a citation by the Illinois Department of Public Health in a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a resident.  The citation comes five months after the […]

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Nursing Home Workers Charged with Operating Fight Club

When you place a loved one in a nursing home there are certain things you expect to happen – supervision, love and daily care.  There are also certain things you hope will never happen – […]

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Facts and Statistics about U.S. Nursing Homes

If you are considering moving yourself or a loved one into a nursing home, there are many things to consider before making the move.  Who owns or operates the facility? What sort of services do […]

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Nursing Home Food Safety Violations a Threat

Long-term care experts are expressing concern about nursing home food safety violations that seem to affect facilities across the United States.  Unlike restaurant inspections, food inspections at nursing homes fly largely under the radar.  However, […]

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Nursing Homes and the Risk of Candida Auris

For the past five years, health officials across the world have turned an eye toward a mysterious and deadly fungus called Candida auris.  With reports of the fungus reaching the United States in increasing numbers, […]

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Lehigh Valley Nursing Home Inspections Reveal Deficiencies

Lehigh Valley nursing homes recently underwent inspections from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The findings are alarming.  Nursing home inspection reports suggest serious deficiencies at several Lehigh Valley facilities.  Several inspections were conducted after complaints […]

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