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Beth Janicek

Proposed Reforms on Minimum Staffing Levels at Nursing Homes

Pat Quinn, the Governor of Illinois, is proposing reforms that would raise the minimum staffing levels at nursing homes. There have been several studies that have shown that more nursing hours from…

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Nursing Home Chain Involved in a Staffing Class Action Lawsuit

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., the 10th largest nursing home chain in 2009, is involved in a class-action lawsuit currently unfolding in California, which claims that they have put elderly…

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Bruises Can Be a Sign of Elder Abuse

A new study released this year by the National Institute of Justice regarding bruising can be useful to identify signs of abuse. As people get older they are prone to more falls, so it may be…

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Falls in Nursing Homes

About 1,800 people living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries. Falls can also result in disability, functional decline, and reduced quality of life, while the fear of…

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New Guidelines Intended to Improve Quality of Life in Nursing Homes

In order to help improve nursing home residents’ quality of life and environment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new guidance for nursing homes. Beginning…