Category: senior care

Specialized Care

Fierce Healthcare reported on a new study about specialists in the nursing home industry. JAMA recently published a study showing the number of doctors and advanced practitioners who specialize on nursing home care increased by more than a third between 2012 and 2015. The number of specialists rose from 5,127 to 6,857, an increase of 33.7%.

Remember Veterans!

WMBF reported the desperate need for a nursing home for American veterans. South Carolina only has four nursing homes. The Department of Veteran Affairs operates them with the most recent one built in Florence County just last year. It is not enough. not by a long shot. Nearly 400,000 veterans live in the Palmetto State.

Financial Exploitation and MyFloc

Financial Exploitation According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse often occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person

Section 1983 Under Attack

Reuters reported on an important case in front of the Supreme Court. Right now residents of nursing homes may sue for violations of their rights under Section 1983. Section 1983 of the U.S. Code allows individuals to sue government entities that violate their legal rights. The case involved the care and placement of Gorgi Talevski

The Nursing Home Disclosure Act

Federal legislation requires that facilities have a physician as their medical director. The medical directors supervise clinical care quality, policy and staff. Medical directors fill a variety of roles depending on the services a nursing facility provides. McKnight’s reported on the bipartisan bill that would require nursing homes to report their medical directors’ credentials and background

Pray for Judy Pate

CN2 reported on a tragic situation caused by the lack of supervision at Helms Gordon Residential Care. The facility allowed 79 year old Judy Pate to walk away from the facility without assistance or supervision. This is reckless. The facility is home to vulnerable adults who need assistance and supervision.  The facility knew or should have


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