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Medication Errors

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Nursing homes must ensure that residents are free of any significant medication errors. Yet, medication errors in nursing homes occur far too often when nursing home staff fail to give needed medications, give the wrong medications, give the wrong dosage of the medication, or fail to give the medication according…

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Malnutrition

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The general obligations of a nursing home to provide dietary services are set forth in the regulations: “The facility must provide each resident with a nourishing, palatable, well-balanced diet that meets the daily nutritional and special dietary needs of each resident.” Dehydration and malnutrition often accompany each other. The nursing…

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Infections & Sepsis

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Infections The Journal of Gerontology reported in 2001 that every year more than 25% of residents living in nursing homes are transferred to the hospital or emergency room for evaluation and treatment of infections. Infection is the most frequent reason for the transfer of nursing home residents to the hospital….

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Falls & Trauma

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Falls & Trauma Falls are a leading cause of death among those over 65 years of age. The resulting injuries can have a significant impact on the resident’s overall health. Falls are the most frequent cause of broken bones among the elderly, and hip fractures are the most common. Hip…

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Dehydration

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The general obligations of a nursing home to provide dietary services are set forth in the government regulations: “The facility must provide each resident with a nourishing, palatable, well-balanced diet that meets the daily nutritional and special dietary needs of each resident.” Dehydration and malnutrition often accompany each other. The…

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New Brighton

By | Extendicare, Facilities

Health and Rehabilitation of New Brighton is a 122-bed nursing home in New Brighton, MN owned and operated by the Extendicare corporation. Like all nursing homes that participate in the Medicare/Medicaid program, Health and Rehabilitation of New Brighton is required to be in compliance with all state and federal regulations….

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