Category: Dementia Care

Left in the Snow

Renaissance of Richfield/Bath assisted living facility failed to keep a resident safe and allowed her to wander away. Resident and vulnerable adult Peggy Jirousek suffered from hypothermia which led to her premature and wrongful death. Caregivers found her in the snow. Officials have not said when she exited the facility, or how long she was

Families know best

Families know best when it comes to caring for their loved ones. McKnight’s reported that experts recommend using family members to alleviate unsafe staffing. Full findings can be found in the January edition of Health Affairs. The findings prove that facilities suffer from unsafe staffing and fail to provide the care required. “If staff members were expected to

Criminal Background Check

Registered Sexual Offenders The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on horrible incidents at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Nursing assistant Shelly Houk caught resident Richard Walter assaulting a demented “child-like” woman. She saw Walter with his pants down forcing the woman’s head in his lap. Houk later testified at Walter’s preliminary hearing on charges of sexual assault. The

Does Lindsey Graham have Dementia?

“Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way,” Graham said on the Senate floor on the night of January 6, 2021. “Oh my God, I hate it. From my point of view, he’s been a consequential President, but today, first thing you’ll see. All I can say is

Conservators

News Channel 9 reported on a new Tennessee law to protect elderly nursing home residents and other vulnerable populations. The law requires a search of the Department of Health’s abuse registry and sex offender registry for anyone seeking to become a conservator. A conservatorship is the legal process by which a court appoints someone to

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