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Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

With millions of Floridians scared about COVID-19, nursing home lobbyists are using the pandemic to press Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for immunity from lawsuits and even criminal prosecution. So far 16 states have already caved to the pressure from well paid healthcare...

Lack of Staff Causes California Nursing Home Evacuation

Lack of Staff Causes California Nursing Home Evacuation

Coronavirus has struck nursing home patients and staff nationwide. However, what happened in Riverside, California on April 7 and 8 was still unprecedented. Five staff members at Magnolia Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center (“MRSNC”) tested positive for the virus, along with 34 of...

Washington State Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Washington State Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

It’s a trying time for people with family in nursing homes. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is sweeping through nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and many of them are completely shut off from visitors to protect the residents. That’s why it’s vitally important that your...

Arizona Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Arizona Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

The safety of your loved ones is paramount, especially when they are in the hands of a nursing facility. You want staff and fellow residents to be kind, courteous, and caring. But unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Staff can be abusive or neglectful; other residents can be violent....

Coronavirus Lays Bare Nursing Home Industry’s Chronic Issues

Coronavirus Lays Bare Nursing Home Industry’s Chronic Issues

The Life Care Center of Kirkland, near Seattle, is an epicenter of Covid-19 in the U.S. As of March 25, at least 35 people associated with the facility have died from the disease. Two-thirds of the center’s residents were infected, along with 47 employees, according to the New York Times....

Nursing Homes & Coronavirus - Keeping Families Safe

Nursing Homes & Coronavirus - Keeping Families Safe

[Post updated April 18, 2020] When this post was first written one month ago, there were just 60 coronavirus deaths in the United States. Worldwide, an estimated 159,000 people have been infected (although many believe that number is underreported as some folks with the virus are asymptomatic)....

Connecticut Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Connecticut Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

The health and safety of your loved ones is your paramount concern when selecting a nursing facility. You want them to be cared for, properly fed, given the right medications, and -- above all -- kept safe from abuse. Most nursing facilities do a good job of weeding out staff who could potentially...

Parolee Assaults Nursing Patient? (Nursing Home Sexual Assaults)

Parolee Assaults Nursing Patient? (Nursing Home Sexual Assaults)

If you are reading this post you are probably wondering, how could an assault occur in a nursing home and who committed the assault? Was it a caregiver? Another patient? Keep reading. We will answer your questions and explain the rights of nursing home residents who are victims of sexual...

New Jersey Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

New Jersey Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Nursing homes and rehabilitation centers are some of the most regulated businesses in the country -- and for good reasons. The elderly and infirmed need special care and attention. Many are physically or mentally incapable of taking care of themselves. Their immune systems are weaker.
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Illinois Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Illinois Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Deciding that a parent or loved one needs to be placed in an elder care facility can be agonizing. Often they don’t want to go, fearing they’re giving up their independence and handing over their fate to unknown nurses and staff at private facilities. And you don’t want to lose...