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Omitted Deaths

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study showing nursing homes hid thousands of COVID deaths. They omitted deaths before the federal government required reporting the number of deaths.  The study estimated the count is missing 12% of cases. The industry omitted 14% of deaths among nursing home residents in 2020. However, cases and

“Chemical Straitjackets”

Risk of Death New York Times had an incredible investigative report that must be read. In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration required manufacturers to put a label on the drugs warning that they increased the risk of death for patients with dementia. Antipsychotic drugs are “chemical straitjackets”. These dangerous medications kill residents with dementia,

Mandate Safety

DHEC reported that more people are hospitalized in South Carolina from the coronavirus than at any point since the virus hit last March. The percent of positive tests (12%) continues to show the virus is spreading in the state. The CDC have said that the percent positive should be 5% for the virus to slow.

Robot Caregivers

CNN reported on Grace, a humanoid robot to revolutionize healthcare. Hanson Robotics designed an assistant for doctors. The company developed Grace specifically for the medical sector. These robot caregivers could help with unsafe staffing in the nursing home industry. Grace has sensors, including a thermal camera to detect a patient’s temperature and pulse, to help

Take Action Now!

Tell Congress to Support Nursing Home Provisions and Elder Justice Act Provisions  Congress is gearing up to pass several important nursing home provisions from the “Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021” (HR 5169).  Language from the Elder Justice Reauthorization Act (HR 4969) is included as well.  We encourage you to reach out to your

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