Tag Archive: nursing homes

Another Senior Living Home Shut Down

I feel furious about seniors being abused and/or neglected. I worked as an Activities Director at two different nursing homes. This story comes to us out of Pennsylvania. This is about an elderly woman who lived in one of this companies senior care living facilities. A senior care living facility is right in between a…

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Christmas and Depression

Very often young people don’t understand how anyone could be depressed around the holidays. However as one gets older you do understand that with age comes loss. The elderly who are in nursing homes lose the most. Not only have they had to say goodbye to family and friends who have passed on, but they…

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Breastfeeding and Diabetes

Here’s the heart of this study. If you have a baby and breastfeed for the first month at least, you are half as likely to get diabetes than those who have a baby but don’t breastfeed at all. Those moms are twice as likely to develop the disease than those previously mentioned. Of course I’m…

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Nursing Home Abuse

      Four employees and a supervisor are being charged with abuse of a 94 year old Alzheimer’s patient. They punched the woman and stomped on her feet among other things. This abuse occured at night at the Kane Regional Center’s Glen Hazel facility. Another employee finally reported it after six months. The abuse occured during…

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New Nursing Home Ratings

      The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site now has a five star rating for 15,800 nursing homes. Many see this as a beginning for pay for performance for Medicare & Medicaid reimbursements. Nursing home owners see this system as not fair and incomplete. From one to five stars, five being the highest,…

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Nursing Homes and Violations

     An average nursing home got 7 violations, studies indicate, with 94% of for profit homes likely to get them, 91% of government run homes, and 88% of non for profit homes. Homes that accept medicare and medicaid are surveyed every 12 to 15 months and have shown these results. They are not surprising however….

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Assistant To An Assistant

Ever see those commercials for schools that call themselves colleges? ” Come to our school and become a doctors assistant!”. Wow! In only two short years you too can be a doctors assistant. In my area we even have a commercial that shows a doctor entering the exam room to see a patient. She is…

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