Category: senior care


McKnight’s reported on a recent study showing that 12% of people hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) to be inappropriately diagnosed with the condition — especially people who are older, have dementia or experience an altered mental state. The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine evaluated the inappropriate diagnosis of CAP in 17,290 people hospitalized from 48 hospitals

OIG Report: Do Better!

AARP published a great article from Maura Kelly Lannan about a recent OIG report on the staffing issues in the nursing home industry. The report found “monumental and persistent staffing challenges,” as well as issues with infection control. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services released the ​​​report on

Tunneling to Related Entities

McKnight’s reported a disturbing study on how much money nursing homes divert to related parties with common ownership. Greater costs especially in real estate (20%) and management (25%) occur. UCLA and Lehigh University researchers found as much as 63% of nursing home profits in Illinois were hidden from state regulators using related party transactions in 2019.

DOJ on Elder Abuse

Across the country, law enforcement can improve the lives of residents living in long-term care facilities by identifying and investigating abuse allegations. Nursing homes are obligated to report to law enforcement when abuse is suspected against residents in long-term care facilities. DOJ recently had a training session where attendees learned about the many forms of

Promedica Whistleblower

The Iowa Capital Dispatch reported on the whistleblower lawsuit after a dietary aide was fired after reporting abuse and neglect to state officials. Caregivers in nursing homes are considered “mandatory reporters” who are required by law to report instances of suspected abuse and neglect. She alleges she witnessed abuse and physical aggression toward patients, such


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