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Inhumane for Caregivers and Residents

Inhumane Treatment Nursing home caregivers are burnt-out, frustrated, and ready to quit. Just 1% of nursing homes are currently fully staffed, according to a new survey by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.  Due to these shortages, nearly every nursing home and assisted living community is asking staff to work overtime or

Rape Investigation

Police arrested and charged another certified nursing assistant (CNA) for sexually assaulting two elderly nursing home residents at Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wakefield and Knollwood Nursing Center in Worcester. The alleged assailant worked overnight shifts at the nursing homes. Apparently without any supervision. As a CNA, Wachira was responsible for changing, bathing,

Caught on Tape

Nursing home surveillance cameras caught two employees abuse and taunt a vulnerable resident.  Clearly caught on tape. The employees were teenage girls who work in a rural nursing home in Minnesota. Police accuse these caregivers of abusing and taunting an elderly female with dementia. Reports from the local police department and Minnesota Department of Health

Covid Whistleblower

Ignore Safety The Star-Tribune reported on the case of a Covid whistleblower. Brooke Peoples was the administrator at St. Therese of New Hope nursing home. The facility was the site of a deadly COVID-19 outbreak last year. Peoples said the facility ordered its caregivers to violate safety regulations to prevent the spread of the epidemic in

Health Care System Collapse?

Vox reports that hospitals are turning away patients in hard-hit Southern states.  Throughout the South, hospitals are reporting they have more patients in need of ICU care than ICU beds available, as the Times reported. Americans are being transported hundreds of miles from their homes because no nearby hospital has room for them. Some even died

How Safe is Your Nursing Home?

Vaccination Rates CMS publishes available information online on CMS’s Care Compare site through Medicare.gov. The purpose is to help consumers determine safety and increase pressure on facilities with low vaccination rates. The new features allow users to search for nursing homes by location. Users can select multiple nursing homes to display and compare the data

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