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  • Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scrutiny

    Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scrutiny
    When the nurse entered the room, she was stunned. Before her lay the lifeless body of an elderly patient who had fallen out of bed. The woman's head was lodged between the mattress and a bed rail, a device designed to increase mobility and independence....
  • Illinois defends its nursing home surveys

    Illinois defends its nursing home surveys
    Illinois ranks third among states in the number of times federal officials suspended payments to a nursing home over serious deficiencies, according to federal data compiled by ProPublica, an independent nonprofit investigative news organization. In the...
  • 6 arrested in alleged kickback scheme at Sacred Heart Hospital

    6 arrested in alleged kickback scheme at Sacred Heart Hospital
    An elderly man was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago's West Side in late February, intubated and sedated for more than a week and scheduled for an emergency tracheotomy even though it was medically unnecessary, federal prosecutors allege....
  • Nursing home chain settles with state over poor patient care

     
    Nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare will increase staff to settle citations over poor patient care...
  • Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth

    Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth
    As the U.S. population ages, so does the need to care for the sick and disabled. That's what the Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo is banking on. The company provides skilled nursing and rehabilitative care services at 119 facilities in 11 Western...
  • Air handler behind stench at Gracedale

     
    A mild smell in the upper floors of Gracedale nursing home's towers is coming from a malfunctioning air handler, a Northampton County official said Monday. A Gracedale employee complained of the chalk-like smell that the employee said was causing staff to...
  • After nursing home incident, a reminder about how to check a home's history

     
    Yesterday's news about a death following an incident at a Carbon County nursing home may have you wondering about the oversight and care provided at area nursing homes. Here's how you can find out. My colleague, Manuel Gamiz Jr., reported......
  • AARP likes texting ban proposal

     
    By Jennifer Curington TALLAHASSEE — AARP released a poll of 880 Florida voters ages 50 and older that showed support for banning texting while driving, providing more at-home care for the elderly and applying a sales tax to online retailers. “...
  • House raises Rick Scott, proposes bigger budget with more teacher money

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House budget-writers have responded to Gov. Rick Scott's call to prioritize education this year with a $74.4 billion spending plan that includes more money for teacher raises and universities. Both the House and Senate are releasing...
  • Animal assisted activity programs popular at senior communities

    Animal assisted activity programs popular at senior communities
    As any dog lover knows, canines have special powers. Dogs can engage us in ways humans can't. This is especially true with seniors. There is a growing body of medical research that shows how interacting with dogs (and other pets) improve seniors'...
  • Why Romney and Ryan are going down

    Why Romney and Ryan are going down
    Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren't even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryanticket is falling further and further behind. How can this be?...