No Gold Star for Florida’s Aging Services

For many years, Florida has welcomed aging Americans with open arms.  But a recent AARP report indicates the state gets no gold star in terms of aging services provided.  In fact, the report ranks Florida […]

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Is Nursing Home Neglect More Common in For-Profit Homes?

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has many questioning – “is nursing home neglect more common in for-profit homes?” Let’s take a look at what the new research suggests, and why it […]

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What is a State Survey for Nursing Homes?

If you are considering moving a loved one to a nursing home, you may be interested in learning more about regulations designed to keep residents safe.  In this article, we will address the question of […]

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Nursing Home Attorney: How Can We Address Nursing Home Abuse?

Numerous studies have been done and articles have been written about how to prevent nursing home abuse, yet still abuse and neglect occur at alarming rates.  This has our nursing home attorney asking “how can […]

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Medicare Lowers Ratings of 1,400 Nursing Homes due to Staffing Concerns

Medicare has lowered the star ratings of 1,400 nursing homes due to staffing concerns, according to recent reports.  Federal records released in July 2018 showed that the 1,400 nursing homes had failed to provide certain […]

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Is Nursing Home Turnover Putting Seniors at Risk?

A warning sent from the Texas Healthcare Association (THA) has many asking – “Is nursing home turnover in North Texas putting seniors at risk?” The high rate of turnover is being called a “staffing crisis” […]

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Obesity in American Nursing Homes on the Rise

Obesity is a serious concern for Americans, with 46 states reporting 25 percent of their population as obese in 2017.  Now, researchers and advocates are focusing more specifically on whether obesity in American nursing homes […]

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Can Hand Hygiene Prevent Nursing Home Deaths?

Good hand washing practices may seem like an inconsequential part of everyday life, but can better hand hygiene prevent nursing home deaths? New research suggests that yes, better hand hygiene practices could potentially save lives […]

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Will Florida Adopt Nursing Home Bill of Rights?

In response to the disaster caused by Hurricane Irma to state nursing homes, a proposal has been made to implement a “Nursing Home Bill of Rights”.  But will Florida lawmakers adopt this Nursing Home Bill […]

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Was Florida Governor Counterproductive in Giving Phone Number to Nursing Homes?

September 2017 was an active one for meteorologists and officials in Florida as Hurricane Irma pounded the state with storms, heavy rain, and massive power outages.  Looking back, the Associated Press is asking if Florida […]

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