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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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Medicare Probe Reveals Continuing Widespread Problem of Patient Injuries

By | Fracture Injuries, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus, Sepis / Infection

A recent Medicare study reveals an epidemic of patient injuries sustained in American hospitals. The most common injury to acquire while under the care of a hospital is an infection. Medicare will begin a program of sanctioning the worst performing quarter of American hospitals starting this year. Despite the success…

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Neglect at Faribault Care Center Results in Resident Developing Cellulitis

By | Faribault Care Center, Neglect, Sepis / Infection

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Faribault Care Center, a nursing home in Faribault, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect of care had caused a resident to develop cellulitis. The MDH also investigated additional complaints alleging…

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Poor Dental Care in Nursing Homes is Epidemic and Fatal Problem

By | False Records, Neglect, Sepis / Infection, Wrongful Death

A Minneapolis Star Tribune article today reports on the prevalence of poor dental care in nursing homes.  The article reveals that nursing home residents “suffer from cavities, gum disease and cracked teeth, in part because their mouths are not kept clean.”  The report warns: “While residents now require more dental care…

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Golden LivingCenter Lake Ridge Nursing Home Neglect of PICC-Line Care Causes Infection and Hospitalization

By | Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Golden LivingCenter, Golden LIvingCenter Lake Ridge, Neglect, Sepis / Infection

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Golden Livingcenter Lake Ridge nursing home in Roseville, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that one of the facility’s residents did not have her PICC-line (peripherally inserted central catheter) dressing changed which…

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Hillcrest Terrace of Chisholm Leaves Resident in Filth, Neglect Requires Hospitalization

By | Hillcrest Terrace of Chisholm, Neglect, Sepis / Infection

On March 13, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) substantiated a report of neglect on the part of Hillcrest Terrace of Chisholm.  [MDH Investigation Report #HL20199033] The resident is developmentally disabled with dementia and psychotic episodes. The resident is also incontinent of urine and had diabetes.  The facility called…

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