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Family files wrongful death suit against nursing home

Jay Cameron whose mother died in a California nursing home filed a lawsuit against the facility saying it caused his mother’s death by reducing staff to save money. Cameron alleges the home committed elder abuse, fraud, wrongful death, negligence and violated patient rights. He is asking for an undetermined amount of money and reimbursement for

Review of nursing home fines in Iowa

Clark Kauffman, staff writer for DesMoines Register wrote the following review of recent nursing home fines in Iowa. Clearview Home, Mount Ayr: A nurse aide was improperly transferring a resident who had a long-standing, serious head injury when the two lost their balance and the resident fell face-first to the floor. The resident was treated at a

Studies continue regarding quality of care in nursing homes

Studies show a significant decline in quality of nursing home care for blacks compared to whites. Elderly black Americans in nursing homes get worse care than that enjoyed by their white counterparts.  “If you’re black, you’re much more likely to get your care in a nursing home that’s not so good, relative to nursing homes that

Putting profits over care

A Rockport, Arkansas nursing home chose to evict an elderly resident who was chronically ill. The home dropped her off at a motel in Aransas Pass and never notified the family. The home claims it wasn’t getting paid for her to stay there.  Ladewig suffers from chronic bronchitis and a muscle disease. Ladewig said she was brought to

Barack Obama’s statement about NY Times article

U.S. Senator Barack Obama today released a statement on the report in the New York Times on nursing homes. “The news that some private equity firms have been boosting profits at the nursing homes they own by cutting essential staff and compromising the quality of care for our seniors is unconscionable and unacceptable. America’s workers

CEO’s exorbitant salaries hinder proper staffing

I was sent this great editorial regarding how much staff could be hired if CEOs were compensated reasonably instead of exorbitantly like Manor Care’s CEO Paul Ormond. SNF CEO’S WINDFALL COULD HAVE PROVIDED MORE STAFF AND SERVICES To the Editor: Reports that Manor Care’s CEO Paul Ormond would personally realize between $118 and $186 million

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