Safety

Nashville assisted living managers arrested for theft

Michael Hampton was arrested over the weekend, along with a former business partner, on theft charges stemming from their time running the city's assisted living facility in Bordeaux.

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Hospitals work to improve ER safety for seniors

Nobody enjoys a trip to the ER. But it can be especially difficult — sometimes even dangerous — for the elderly. 

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Five Connecticut nursing homes fined, cited for residents’ safety

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) fined Amberwoods of Farmington $9,060 following an incident in which a resident threatened to slit another resident’s throat with a butter knife.

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Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal. 

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Nursing home workers plead guilty in resident’s death

Two former Ohio nursing home employees have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a 76-year-old woman with dementia who died of hypothermia after wandering outside on a frigid January night.

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How to prevent heat-related issues with seniors this summer

Experts at the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, say knowing which health-related factors may increase risk could save a life.

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Assisted living resident sues facility over bedbug complaint

A 70-year-old woman has sued her assisted living facility, alleging its operators ignored her complaints of bedbugs and told others she was hallucinating or imagining the critters.

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Despite new law, many Florida nursing homes lack backup power plan

Only 48 nursing homes and 91 ALFs have reported they have installed equipment and had state site inspections as required by new law this hurricane season.

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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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Three nursing home employees charged in Ohio nursing home death

A Putnam County grand jury indicted three people in connection with the January death of a Pandora nursing home resident.

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