Friday, November 14, 2014

Most nursing home residents chronically constipated

"Chronic constipation is highly prevalent in nursing homes and not well controlled, leading to a high likelihood that residents develop fecal impaction, according to findings from a first-of-its kind study.
Nearly 71% of the participants from 34 Spanish nursing homes had chronic constipation, the investigators determined. Fecal impaction was “prevalent” in nearly half of these residents, suggesting that while chronic constipation is almost always correctly diagnosed, it is not well controlled."
Vast majority of nursing home residents chronically constipated, and it's not well controlled, researchers say - McKnight's Long Term Care News:

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Princeton nursing home blamed for woman’s death

Linda French, as personal representative of the estate of Phyllis Simpkins, filed a Nursing Home Negligence lawsuit Aug. 4 in Mercer Circuit Court against The Havens at Princeton LLC, doing business as The Havens at Princeton, Ridge Care Inc. and Tonya Gerber, administrator, citing wrongful death.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 2, 2012, Simpkins was admitted to the defendants’ assisted living facility in Princeton, where she suffered multiple falls resulting in subdural hematoma, which contributed to her death March 2, 2013. The defendants are accused of negligent training and hiring, negligence and wrongful death.Princeton nursing home blamed for woman’s injuries, death | West Virginia Record: