Risk Management

High risk of neglect in for-profit nursing homes, study shows

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that residents in for-profit nursing homes have the highest risk of receiving neglect-related diagnoses.

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Nursing home admissions halted after resident’s injury, lack of treatment

The patient fractured her knees while falling out of bed in front of a nurse assistant, then complained of "intense pain," state records show. 

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Women’s pregnancy, reproductive history may directly impact dementia risk

Research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease across the life course.

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Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.

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Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.

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Fire safety for the holidays

Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.

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AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

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Three employees fired for videotaping residents

An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.

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Another involuntary discharge

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

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Weight considerations for care transitions

A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese. 

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