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A GREAT WAY FOR NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEYS TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT FACILITIES SFF- SPECIAL FOCUS FACILITY PROGRAM

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

A new webpage from CMS offers a list of nursing homes that have a history of serious quality issues. The Special Focus Facility program has been developed in order to stimulate improvements in the quality of care in these facilities. Most nursing homes have deficiencies as cited by CMS; the average is six to seven… Read More »

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Elder Abuse

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Reporting Incidents of Elder Abuse “No, you can’t pretend it did not happen. Yes, we have to report it.” This conversation between a caregiver and an administrator takes place in some healthcare facilities after a patient is injured. The fear of being fired, fined, cited, or sued results in hiding a percentage of incidents…. Read More »

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Hospital Acquired Infections and Nursing Home UTI’s

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Healthcare Associated Infections and Death: Catheter Use and Urinary Tract Infections A Massachusetts settlement of $2 million resulted after a seventy-seven year-old woman died from septic shock. The nursing home resident was transferred to the defendant’s facility for rehabilitation following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision. She arrived with a Foley catheter and… Read More »

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Nursing Home Staffing

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Low Staffing and Turnover in Nursing Homes Covid-19 and its many implications has and continues to profoundly impact nursing homes. Quality of care, infection control measures, shortages of personal protective equipment, staffing, deaths, and turnover are all affected. One of the easiest quality related measures to track is staffing. Even before 2020, The Centers… Read More »

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COVID Nursing Home Injury

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

COVID and Nursing Home Injury With the heightened awareness of elder abuse and the increase in nursing home injury, we are all concerned about the care older adults are receiving. Regardless of the setting, there is a lot of discussion around the care, or lack thereof, related to COVID-19. We are discussing and reviewing… Read More »

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