Nursing Home or Extended Care

Psychiatric Diagnosis May Increase Your Risk of Suffering a Medical Error

Thousands of patients suffer serious medical harm every year as a result of an error in their diagnosis, treatment, and care. However, a person who has been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition, may be at a much higher risk of suffering a medical error. According to the results of a recent study conducted in Sweden, […]

Nurse-Friendly Injection Guidelines can Help Reduce Errors

New research at the University of Bath seems to indicate that injection guidelines that are developed and written from the point of view of nurses can help reduce the risk of medication errors made by these medical professionals. The findings of the study are being described as “pathbreaking,” by researchers who believe that nursing errors […]

Close to Half of Indiana COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes

Nearly 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Indiana occurred in the state’s nursing homes. As of May 25, more than 1,800 Indiana residents had died from COVID-19. About 47 percent of those were nursing home residents. In fact, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, the numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in […]

COVID-19 Rages Across Indiana Nursing Homes

A combination of advanced resident years, group living and low staffing is being blamed for a high number of COVID-19 deaths across Indiana nursing homes. At the time of writing this, more than 120 seniors at Indiana’s nursing home facilities had died from COVID-19.  The number of fatalities at nursing homes spiked by a staggering […]

Bed Sores and Nursing Home Negligence

Patients or nursing home residents who spend much of their time confined to a bed or chair are especially at risk of pressure sores, more commonly known as bed sores. A nursing home can be held accountable for nursing home negligence resulting in pressure ulcers or bed sores. Beds sores are bruises or injuries to […]

Promising Experiments in Automated Nursing Home Care

One of the factors that really expose nursing home residents to the risk of neglect is under-staffing.  New technology that makes use of automated systems to give nursing home staff members robotic assistance to share their duties, could be a big step forward in helping keep residents safe and cared for. Two pilot programs currently […]

Can Webcams Prevent Nursing Home Abuse?

More and more Americans are using webcams installed in their loved ones’ rooms in nursing homes as a means of deterring elder and nursing home abuse. Nanny cams have been around for a long time as a means of monitoring the actions of the caregivers of young children. Similarly, “granny cams” have now become popular […]

Thousands of Incapacitated Seniors Suffer “Self Neglect” at Nursing Homes

New data shows that thousands of senior residents of nursing homes who are physically and mentally incapacitated suffer from what is known as “self-neglect” – they are unable to look after their basic needs and have no caregivers to help them with the same. According to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, the data […]

Elderly at Higher Risk of Abuse, Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes

Seniors may be at a much higher risk of abuse and neglect when they live in for-profit nursing homes, compared to non-profit facilities. New research published in the Gerontology journal recently indicates that residents of for-profit nursing home receive substandard care compared to residents of non-profit nursing facilities. According to the researchers, their study focused on more than 1,100 […]

Report: Many Nursing Homes Often Understaffed

A new report shows that most nursing homes often operate under lower staffing levels than they have reported to the government, placing residents at risk of abuse and neglect. The report was released by Kaiser Health News and was based on Medicare data. The agency only recently began collecting such staffing data on more than […]