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In the wake of nursing home resident deaths, bed rails deserve more regulation

Most who have been to a hospital or a nursing home can picture a hospital bed in their mind. It is a lot like any other bed but it has certain safety features to help patients. One of those supposed safety features is bed rails. The New York Times reports that there is controversy regarding […]

1 out of 5 Florida nursing homes on watch list

State records show that 20 percent of Florida’s nursing homes fail to abide by minimum care standards or fail to properly correct identified problems after an inspection. More than two-dozen cities are home to multiple watch list facilities, and Jacksonville has ten local homes on the list. Download our Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home […]

Vulnerable Adults are protected under Florida Chapter 415

Exploitation of Elderly Elder abuse is a general term used to describe certain types of harm to older adults. Other terms commonly used include: elder mistreatment, senior abuse, abuse in later life, abuse of older adults, abuse of older women, and abuse of older men. One of the more commonly accepted definitions of elder abuse […]

How to Prevent Falls in Nursing Homes

Falls among nursing home residents occur frequently and  are a common cause of injuries and hospitalizations.  In a typical 100 bed nursing home, there are 100 to 200 falls per year and many go unreported.  Aside from being injured, residents who fall typically lose confidence, frequently sustain hip fractures and head injuries that result in permanent disability and […]

Vigilance needed to prevent nursing home neglect

Every day brings news of more and more cases of mistreatment at local nursing homes and long-term care facilities. While the prevalence of these stories does not mean that all homes provide substandard treatment, it is a reminder of the need to be incredibly vigilant about the care our ailing seniors receive. There is no […]

Never Event: Elopement in Nursing Homes – A Type of Neglect

It’s one of the worst events that can happen at a healthcare facility.   In February 2011, a nursing home resident wandered away in a blizzard, unnoticed by staff. He was wearing only pajama pants, a sweater, canvas shoes and a knit cap. A technician driving to work found him half an hour later at a […]