Non-delegable duty

The NH’s responsibility to meet the individual needs of each resident is a non-delegable duty. NME Properties v. Rudich, 2003 WL 289415 (D.C. Fla., 2003) explains the analysis. There are several regulations which make this implicit. Under 20 CFR 483.13(c) the facility must not neglect or abuse a resident. The facility has to develop an

Changes in the industry

FREDERICK — For many people, the words “nursing home” bring to mind images of cold tile hallways, greenish room lighting, unattended seniors in distress and a sterile environment that speaks more of an outdated hospital than a home. Some parts of the industry may have earned that reputation, but Cheryl Wright, marketing director for Homewood

North Carolina verdict

A Davidson County jury awarded one of the largest civil judgments in the past 20 years Thursday when it found a Lexington nursing home responsible for mistreatment of an Alzheimer’s disease patient. After three days of testimony and three hours of deliberations, the jury unanimously decided that Living Centers – Southeast Inc., the former owners

Discovery of other resident’s charts

In cases where the medical records contain peripheral, non medical information, courts have ruled such information is not privileged. See Ashford vs Brunswich Psychiatric Center, 456 NYS 2d 96, (1982), Moore vs St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, 452 NYS2d 669 (1982). Notes written by a nurse are generally not protected by the physician-patient privilege. See Weis

Hip fractures

Hip Fractures Among Older Adults More than 95% of hip fractures among adults ages 65 and older are caused by falls (Grisso et al. 1991). These injuries can cause severe health problems and lead to reduced quality of life and premature death (Wolinsky et al. 1997; Hall et al. 2000). How big is the problem?

Problem of falls in nursing homes

Falls in Nursing Homes How big is the problem? In 2003, 1.5 million people 65 and older lived in nursing homes (National Center for Health Statistics 2005). If current rates continue, by 2030 this number will rise to about 3 million (Sahyoun et al. 2002). Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports


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