A Shelby County, Tenn., jury has awarded a $30 million judgment against a Memphis nursing home where poor care led to a resident’s death. Read more
It is well-documented that Alabama’s budget deficits are affecting an important aspect of health care for Alabama citizens. The Medicaid funding crises has caused tremendous problems for not... Read more
The Associated Press has reported that nursing home evictions are up by an alarming 57 percent since 2000. Read more
An MDS covers a variety of areas of potential concern, including: cognitive patterns; communication and hearing patterns; vision patterns... Read more
The complaint says Cason, who is mentally disabled, was “repeatedly and sadistically beaten and otherwise abused by employees” in November 2013. Read more
NAs, in some respects, are the most important people in the resident care tree. Read more
Assisted living facilities are required to have policies and procedures that address specific matters. Read more
In the past 10 years in Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has taken measures to close only four nursing homes. Read more
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about half of all patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities suffer from some form of dementia or cognitive impairment. Read more
The most important thing for family members to remember, however, is that it is imperative to watch for change in the medical state of elderly persons. Read more
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