Month: August 2022

A Quick Look at Updated CMS Guidelines

Over the past year or so the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a number of regulation changes, including new guidelines for nursing home surveyors. Along those same lines, and in order to continue improving nursing home care, CMS has released more comprehensive changes to nursing home regulations. These guidelines come as …

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The Unfortunate Frequency of Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Among the various forms of nursing home abuse and neglect, malnutrition is one issue that can be out of the control of the nursing home staff. While a form of neglect, malnutrition has many contributing factors, and though it may not be the fault of the facility or staff, it certainly an issue that should …

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The effects of abuse

Abuse in the elderly can have serious consequences on their health, especially if they already suffer from a disease or are older due to the weakness and vulnerability that this represents in the elderly. Generally, abuse occurs by those who care for the elderly because seeing that they are vulnerable and do not have the …

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Signs of Respiratory Infections & Why You Should Pay Attention

When it comes to diseases and other health issues that directly affect older Americans in nursing homes, respiratory infections are some of the most common and deadly. Often, the presence of respiratory infection can be a sign of nursing home neglect, and if left unattended and untreated, can lead to death. That’s why it’s important …

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