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Kristina Labanauskas

Study reports falls in elderly linked to hardened arteries

According to some researchers, treating high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol could help prevent some accidents. As aging blood vessels in the brain stiffen, they are less able to…

Barry Doyle

Clinton nursing home cited by state

A nursing home in Clinton has recently been cited, and had its director removed, after an inspection by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
According to Pantagraph.com,

Manor Court of…

Barry Doyle

North Carolina nursing home under investigation

According to a report from WRAL TV news in North Carolina, a Chapel Hill nursing home has been referred to the State Police for investigation. This was prompted by several residents from the nursing…

Barry Doyle

False charting at nursing homes

One thing that we do when we are handling a nursing home abuse and neglect case is thoroughly review the chart for false chart entries. Every nursing home staff member I have ever deposed has always…

Barry Doyle

Mentally ill straining state nursing homes

You might think that nursing homes are places where we send our elderly loved ones to receive care when we ourselves cannot care for them. And while this is true, the state of Illinois has extended…

Barry Doyle

Little accountability for nursing home administrators

Nursing homes are supposed to be havens of safety and comfort for the elderly, providing them with care and assistance that, often times, their families are unable to provide. We trust nursing home…

Kristina Labanauskas

Nursing Homes & Felons: A Dangerous Mix

Mentally ill criminals and others on society’s fringes housed in nursing homes pose a threat to other residents, especially if they are not carefully assessed, treated and monitored.

In…

Kristina Labanauskas

Mentally Ill Patients Pose Danger to Elderly Nursing Home Residents

There has been a significant increase in the number of mentally ill patients residing in nursing homes. And, mixing frail elderly with younger and stronger mentally ill patients in nursing homes has…

Kristina Labanauskas

Local Nursing Homes Fall Short in Government Ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, families and caregivers to compare nursing homes with greater ease. Nursing homes…

Kristina Labanauskas

Attention New Nursing Home Residents: Put Down That Pen

When you enter a nursing home, you expect that you are in good hands and will be afforded the best possible health care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Disputes arise due to nursing…