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    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award

    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award
    July 12 - TUPELO - As Registered Nurse Jan Starling was preparing to transition from work on a hospital floor to home health, one of her colleagues had a dire prediction. "I don't know how you're going to make it in home health. You cry when we send them home from the hospital," she recalled a co-worker telling her. "What are ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Recession, Funding Cuts Push Nursing Homes to Brink

    Recession, Funding Cuts Push Nursing Homes to Brink
    David Gritzer, president of the Jewish Association on Aging, which runs the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Squirrel Hill, does not see a bright future for the nursing home business. And not just for his nonprofit business, but for the whole industry from large for-profit corporations that run nursing home chains to religious and government-run nonprofit facilities. About 55 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age

    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age
    MIAMI - In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana. Long a fixture among young people, use ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Staff at Veterans Nursing Home Feels Terrorized By Administrator

    Staff at Veterans Nursing Home Feels Terrorized By Administrator
    DAYTONA BEACH - A State Department of Children and Families Inspector General's Investigation found that many staffers at a Daytona Beach Veteran's Nursing Home found the workplace environment to be problematic. The probe found that 35 of 57 staff members had particular concerns about the administrator at the Emory L. Bennett Memorial State Veteran's Nursing Home. The administrator, Belkis Pineyro-Wiggins, was ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000

    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000
    A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided. Sara Castle, 55, was thrown out of Appalachian Technical College in Jasper, Ga., after she blew the whistle on an instructor who wasn't providing students with sufficient clinical training time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Castle said she and the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly

    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly
    NHS nurses came under fire today for their "cruel" and "demeaning" treatment of elderly patients. TV agony aunt and former nurse Claire Rayner said she was "sickened" by what has happened to some parts of her profession. The president of the Patients Association also called for "bad" nurses to be struck off the medical register. A report from the charity today ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack

    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack
    The family of a 69-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a suburban nursing home for failing to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old mentally ill resident. Maplewood Care's administrator tried to cover up a rape by calling it consensual sex, said attorney Pete Flowers, who represents the woman's family and called the case against the Elgin facility ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nursing Homes to Pay Workers Told to Speak English

    Nursing Homes to Pay Workers Told to Speak English
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A group of nursing homes in California and Texas will pay up to $450,000 to employees who said they faced discrimination for speaking Spanish at work. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins ordered Skilled Healthcare Group and several related nursing facilities to pay as many as 53 workers and offer them English classes. The consent ...
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    NC Grand Jury Indicts Man in Nursing Home Rampage

    NC Grand Jury Indicts Man in Nursing Home Rampage
    CARTHAGE, N.C. – A North Carolina grand jury leveled eight murder charges Monday against a man arrested after a deadly rampage that killed eight people at a nursing home last month. The Moore County, N.C., panel indicted Robert Kenneth Stewart, 45, in the deaths of seven nursing home residents and a nurse at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center in Carthage. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes

    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes
    Residents of nursing homes are one of the main reservoirs of anti-microbial resistant bacteria, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Erin' O'Fallon, a geriatrician at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston said that the prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria -- multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms -- far surpassed that of two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Home Slaying Suspect Took Pills

    Nursing Home Slaying Suspect Took Pills
    CARTHAGE, N.C., April 7 (UPI) -- A man accused of shooting eight people to death in a North Carolina nursing home says he doesn't remember the slayings, documents indicate. Search warrants made public in connection with the arrest of Robert Stewart, 45, of Moore County, N.C.show Stewart allegedly told a nurse after shootings that he taken six "nerve pills" before the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly

    Alzheimer's Cost Triple That of Other Elderly
    The health care costs of Alzheimer's disease patients are more than triple those of other older people, and that doesn't even include the billions of hours of unpaid care from family members, a new report suggests. Compared with people aged 65 and older without Alzheimer's, those with the mind-destroying disease are much more often hospitalized and treated in skilled-nursing centers. Their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    To Lessen the Pain

    To Lessen the Pain
    It offers an array of services that can be helpful to anyone facing a life-threatening or life-limiting illness -- in addition to that person's family, said JoAnn Davis, the chief executive of Hospice and Palliative CareCenter of Winston-Salem. "That family will never be the same again," Davis said. "I want them to pick up the phone and call us." Hospice can ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    2 MN. Teens Nursing Home Abuse Case Face Judge

    2 MN. Teens Nursing Home Abuse Case Face Judge
    ALBERT LEA, MINN. - Two young women charged with abusing seven nursing home residents faced a judge for the first time Wednesday in a courtroom packed with relatives of the residents. Brianna Marie Broitzman and Ashton Michelle Larson, both 19, of Albert Lea, did not enter pleas in Freeborn County District Court. Judge Steven Schwab set bail at $6,000 for their ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Nursing Home Inspection — Tell Us More

    Nursing Home Inspection — Tell Us More
    President-elect Barack Obama will have plenty on his plate when he takes office in January, but a recent story about nursing homes should add to the list. The Associated Press uncovered a change in federal rules on nursing home inspections that, some believe, restricts access to information about care facilities. The changes were adopted by the Bush administration and went into ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse

    Authorities: Nursing Home Boss Involved in Abuse
    PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County nursing home nursing supervisor and four staffers are charged with the abusing a 94-year-old Alzheimer's patient for months, including allegedly punching her in the face and stamping on her feet. The employees had sole control of the unit housing the patient when they occasionally worked together on overnight shifts at Kane Regional Center's Glen Hazel facility, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Judge Gives Nurse 19 Months in Prison For Neglecting Nursing Home Patient

    Judge Gives Nurse 19 Months in Prison For Neglecting Nursing Home Patient
    A Multnomah County judge ordered the jailing of the former nursing director of a Northeast Portland nursing home where a 60-year-old woman cried in pain with broken legs for five days before staff called an ambulance. Judge Frank Bearden said Suzanne Kay Ruddell, found guilty of felony criminal mistreatment by a jury, must serve 19 months of prison time and three ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse

    2 Teen Girls Charged in Nursing Resident Abuse
    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Two teenage girls who worked at a nursing home have been charged with abuse, accused of taunting, spitting on and groping residents who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. According to the criminal complaint, filed Monday, 19-year-old Brianna Broitzman and 18-year-old Ashton Larson laughed earlier this year as they spat in residents' mouths, poked and groped their breasts and ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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