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In U.S., 1 in 4 COVID-19 Deaths Are Residents of Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday. As federal data …

Life Care Accused of Retaliation Against Nursing Home Staffers Who Spoke to Reuters

A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc. has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management …

Strikes at Dozens of Illinois Nursing Homes Averted with Labor Deal

Staff at dozens of Illinois nursing homes called off a strike set to begin May 8 after their union reached a tentative deal with nursing home owners that will increase workers’ pay to at least $15 and guarantee additional bonus …

Abuse of Nursing Home Residents Often Goes Unreported

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification. The Health …

Tennessee Nursing Home Ordered by Health Officials to Stop Taking Residents

Tennessee health officials have ordered a nursing home to stop taking new residents and pay a $6,100 fine for violations. A Tennessee Department of Health news release Monday says Creekside Health and Rehabilitation in Madison faces the penalties for problems …

South Carolina Nursing Home Accused of Negligence After Resident Drowns in Puddle

David Outlaw was a survivor, so much so that his brother can’t believe how he died, drowning in a puddle, pinned underneath his wheelchair after being left alone at the height of Hurricane Matthew to smoke outside his South Carolina …

Oregon Woman Sues Nursing Home that Axed Her After Reporting Neglect

A former employee of a Portland, Ore. nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility for $575,000, alleging she was fired in 2014 for reporting that a patient had been wounded because of neglectful care. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Stacy …

Kentucky Nursing Home Industry Seeks Less Regulation

Kentucky’s nursing home industry is seeking relief from what it calls heavy-handed state oversight even though a recent review found multiple instances where its residents have been mistreated. The review by The Courier-Journal of more than 100 reports of state …

Nursing Home Liabilities Transfer Could Be Fraud: Judge

The owners of a multistate chain of nursing homes may have committed fraud by transferring liabilities to a shell company that later lost more than $2 billion in jury verdicts to families who claimed relatives died of neglect, a federal …

Report Finds Oversight Of California Nursing Home Chains Lacking

The California Department of Public Health does not try to determine how nursing home chains compare on key quality measures even though the information would be valuable and potentially life-saving for consumers, a newspaper in the state capital reported Sunday. …