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Uproar Caused Over Removal of Web Cam from Disabled Nursing Home Resident

Uproar Caused Over Removal of Web Cam from Disabled Nursing Home ResidentGiven the statistics out there for the public on nursing home abuse, it’s only natural that the families and loved ones of nursing home residents would want as much access to them as possible. Unfortunately, there have been numerous cases of neglect that have made headlines, in which the residents’ loved ones never discovered. So what is a concerned family member to do? These findings have led many individuals to look at Web Cams, or “Nanny Cams” as a solution.

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Improving Nursing Homes by Addressing Continuing Problems

Improving Nursing Homes by Addressing Continuing ProblemsThere are many opinions about what the biggest problems facing nursing homes today are. For example, according to a recent NPR report, almost 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs,  and another report indicated that antibiotics were also being overused, leading many to believe that the true problem facing nursing homes is that residents are overmedicated. To not only help improve the care of your residents but to also reduce your Nursing Home Liability Risks, what continuing problems should you..


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Finding Quiet Alternatives to Nursing Home Alarms

Finding Quiet Alternatives to Nursing Home AlarmsA recent Boston Globe article raised an interesting question; are nursing home bed and chair alarms doing more harm than good? While some may see them as a disruptive nuisance often the cause of false alarms, just the thought of accidentally setting one off keeps many nursing home residents in bed or in their wheelchair despite being uncomfortable or needing to use the restroom. This whole situation creates a vicious circle that could certainly expose your nursing home or assisted living facility to Senior..


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Is Antibiotic Overuse Causing Nursing Home Illnesses?

Is Antibiotic Overuse Causing Nursing Home Illnesses

Antibiotic overuse in nursing homes is not a new topic. For example, in 2013 MEDPAGE TODAY reported that approximately 1/5th of clinicians who worked at a long-term care facility prescribed most of the antibiotics given to their elderly residents, and about half of those prescriptions were for longer than a week.  Antibiotic overuse in nursing homes seems to be a problem that still remains unresolved, potentially creating illnesses amongst residents and therefore increasing Nursing Home Insurance Liability Risks.

Why is antibiotic overuse a problem? As..


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How to Manage a Better Work Life Balance for Caregivers

How to Manage a Better Work Life Balance for Caregivers

As you are likely plenty aware of, the work demands caregivers face can often be high-stress, which can certainly carry over and contribute to stress at home as well. Unfortunately, nurses and caregivers too often let the demands of their work life take over, and don’t have the time or energy to focus on their personal well-being. This can create not only resentment, but also low productivity, less focus on workplace safety and low morale, thus increasing Nursing Home Employee Risks.

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How to Normalize the Senior Living Experience

How to Normalize the Senior Living ExperienceHow to Normalize the Senior Living Experience

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age and begin to consider a move to a continuing care retirement center or some other type of assisted living facility, nursing homes are finding themselves getting ready for an influx of patients and residents. Despite this boom in the aging population, however, many of these elderly individuals have a tough time transitioning out of their homes they’ve known for years; often feeling like if they have lived differently, or raised..


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How effective is Your Nursing Home’s Emergency Plan?

How effective is Your Nursing Home's Emergency PlanHow effective is Your Nursing Home's Emergency Plan?

Back in November, a massive snowstorm forced the partial evacuation of a 184-bed New York nursing home and rehabilitation center, as part of a roof had collapsed and caused a gas leak. With winter upon us, assisted living facility administrators need to take a close look at their policies and procedures to ensure that they have an appropriate plan in place to protect their elderly residents, and staff, in the case of a disaster such as..


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Why are Nursing Homes Increasingly Seeing Lawsuits?

Why are Nursing Homes Increasingly Seeing LawsuitsWhy are Nursing Homes Increasingly Seeing Lawsuits?

In recent years, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities have seen an increase in lawsuits. Perhaps this can be partly blamed on the sudden influx of lawsuits overall, we live in an increasingly litigious society after all. However, it’s important to get down to the bottom line of what is really causing these legal claims. Doing so could help nursing home administrators to potentially reduce their risks of lawsuits and better assist their staff and residents.

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What U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of Seniors?

What U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of SeniorsWhat U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of Seniors?

According to a 2010 census analysis by demographer Wendell Cox, the oldest metropolitan areas in American have twice as high a concentration of residents over the ages of 60. In newer areas, this level is not expected until 2020, or even 2050. Apparently, the oldest metropolitan areas tend to be clustered in the old industrial regions of the country, with the exception of Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL and Miami, FL.

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Should Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse Shifts?

Should Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse ShiftsShould Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse Shifts?

It’s no secret that in any industry, fatigue and sleepiness can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s productivity. Not only that, it can put themselves or others at risk, depending on the field in which they’re employed. Nursing home staff is certainly not an exception. Naturally, extended work shifts combined with sleep deprivation and fatigue can be a dangerous combination when it comes to administering care to elderly residents; especially those who have specific..


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