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Report ranks Oklahoma among worst in nation for nursing home care

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 18, 2014

Oklahoma nursing homes were ranked among the worst in the nation in a report by Families for Better Care, an advocacy group, according to News 9 in Oklahoma. Oklahoma ranked 48th in the nation in nursing home care last year and 49th this year, after the group reported that a quarter of state nursing homes were cited for harming residents, according to News 9. Incidents such as caregivers shoving dirty gloves into their mouths and caregivers being convicted of abuse… Read More →

Iowa nursing homes need more attention from regulators

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 16, 2014

Large turnover rates are detrimental for nursing home residents, as more experienced staff can offer more familiar care and expertise on patient health history. Iowa media outlets are asking questions about the efficiency of state-wide nursing homes after it was found that facilities lose 41 percent of their staff, and 47 percent of nurses, each year, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The state of Iowa is doing little research as to the reasons behind the high attrition rates. A… Read More →

Minnesota’s nursing homes with the worst overall ratings

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 15, 2014

The U.S. Government provides quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide. Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare” data base has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Medicare has assigned an overall rating of “Much Below Average” (the worst rating) to the following sixteen Minnesota nursing homes: Faribault Care Center, a 55-bed for-profit facility in Faribault, Minnesota. Golden LivingCenter – La Crescent, a 45-bed for-profit facility in La Crescent, Minnesota. Golden LivingCenter… Read More →

Details about Minnesota’s nursing homes

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 15, 2014

According to a “Report Card” sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Human Services, here are some details about the state of nursing homes in Minnesota: There are 371 nursing homes in the state that are certified to participate in the Medical Assistance Program with a bed capacity of 29,452. Medicare or Medicaid pays for approximately 66 percent of all resident days. The average nursing home in Minnesota charges about $177 per day, or about $64,605 per… Read More →

Dangerous Nursing Homes in New York and Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 16, 2014

The Gotham Gazette has investigated the New York City’s five worst nursing homes. It found that registered nurses only spend 18 minutes a day with each patient. One of the facilities investigated, Mosholu Parkway and Rehabilitation Center, was cited by Medicare for 11 health care deficiencies. This figure is more than double the average deficiencies for New York state nursing homes. Compare this New York facility’s 11 deficiencies against the St. Olaf Residence, an 80-bed nursing home in Minneapolis, which was cited… Read More →

Updated Details About the Ramsey Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 3, 2014

On March 29, 2013, we reported in our blog that this 178-bed nursing home had received a rating of “much below average” in its Overall, Health Inspection, and Staffing ratings, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 report. Unfortunately, based on Medicare’s 2013 report, the Ramsey County Care Center still is rated as “much below average” in its Overall Rating and “much below average” in its Health Inspection. Ramsey Care Center’s repeated deficiencies include its: Failure to hire only people with no… Read More →

Understaffed Nursing Homes are Serious Risk to Resident Safety

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 23, 2013

If you are planning on placing a loved one in a nursing home, one Nevada caregiver has a bit of advice: “Keep them at home.”  The worker — who went by the pseudonym “Rachel” in a recent report by Las Vegas’ 8 News Now  — cited frustration with a state system that doesn’t seem to require a specific ratio of workers to residents. In fact, all 48 Nevada nursing homes were recently cited for deficiencies by Nursing Home Report Cards.… Read More →

Kaiser Foundation Overview of Nursing Facilities: Minnesota Nursing Homes Compared to National Average (Part 6 of 6)

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 24, 2013

For consumers to get an idea of the state of nursing homes in Minnesota, it is helpful to look at the national average for a number of select statistics for comparative purposes. For instance, in 2011, Minnesota had 381 nursing home facilities open and operating. For the same year, the national average was 309.3 nursing homes. Minnesota has an average number of 81.9 beds per facility, compared to the national average of 108.5 beds. The U.S. average percent of nursing… Read More →

Kaiser Foundation Overview of Nursing Facilities: Putting It All Into Perspective (Part 5 of 6)

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 23, 2013

The last 5 years of relevant data indicates a relatively stable current state of long-term healthcare in the U.S. However, because of demographic changes predicted for the future, the associated data will become increasingly dynamic. In the coming future, a majority of people over the age of 65 will need long-term care services for an average of three years. 20 percent of people aged 65 and older will need five years of service. The future as it looms will require… Read More →

Kaiser Foundation Overview of Nursing Facilities: Who Owns Nursing Homes and How Nursing Homes are Financed (Part 4 of 6)

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 22, 2013

When discussing the big-picture state of nursing homes in the U.S., it is important to look at who owns nursing homes. Research indicates that for-profit and/or corporate (all of which are referred to as “proprietary”) nursing homes are associated with poorer performance than non-profit or government-owned facilities. Nationally, 68 percent of nursing home facilities are for-profit. However, this figure varies greatly between states. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and California all have… Read More →

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