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Dangerous use of restraints persists at homes for disabled

By | Neglect, News

Six years after falling under fire for immoral and restrictive treatment of persons with disabilities, the state of Minnesota still harshly disciplines persons with disabilities living in assisted facilities, according to a Minneapolis Star-Tribune report. Disciplinary practices include strapping patients to furniture and secluding them, and are enforced for infractions…

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Michigan to get nearly $3.5M in U.S. settlement with Extendicare nursing home chain

By | Extendicare, News

The federal government accused Extendicare Health Services, the chain that operates 440 long-term nursing homes across the country and recently agreed to pay a $38 million in a Medicare and Medicaid fraud lawsuit, of “failing to provide appropriate care, follow safety protocols or maintain enough skilled nurses,” according to Crain’s…

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Nursing home consultant indicted

By | News

Albany County (New York) continues to employ a high-ranking nursing home consultant who is facing misdemeanor charges of misconduct in light of violations of the heath care system’s procurement policy, according to the Albany Times Union. Each sentence carries up to a year in jail, the Times Union reported. Larry…

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Medical superbugs: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria carried by more than a third of nursing home residents, study

By | Neglect, News, Sepis / Infection

Over-administering and overuse of antibiotics in nursing homes has led to the presence of superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, in more than one third of nursing home residents in Australia, according to an ABC News report. A study out of Monash University found that more than half of the infected patients…

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