Nursing Home Abuse | The Sorey Law Firm, PLLC
The Whispering Pines Lodge in Longview, Texas has been fined by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services after a nurse was fired for allegedly sexually assaulting a resident on May 13, 2019, based on a Medicare inspection report. The report states that the nursing home failed to immediately respond to the resident’s accusations and contact the police. This delayed response, taking place from May 13-14, 2019, may have placed the resident and other patients in danger of further abuse from the alleged perpetrator.
The overuse of antibiotics is a serious problem in nursing homes. Over the course of a year, 50% to 70% of nursing home residents receive antibiotics. Up to 75% of antibiotics in nursing homes are prescribed incorrectly, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To address this problem, the CDC has released its Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide, with toolkits to help nursing homes optimize their use of antibiotics.
Falls are a common occurrence in nursing homes and can have serious consequences for frail, elderly residents. Of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the U.S., approximately half fall in a year, and one in three fall two or more times in a year, as reported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Serious injuries from falls are a major reason for lawsuits against nursing home facilities and their staff.
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