Friday, December 12, 2014

Safety studied at nursing home after resident dies from window fall

According to  the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services of the Department of Health and Human Services  an investigation of St. Joseph Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Frenchville on Nov. 19 and 20 found deficiencies in care that resulted in DHHS issuing a finding that conditions at the facility placed patients in “immediate jeopardy.”

The death of an elderly female nursing home resident of the 42-patient facility, which resulted from an nursing home accident at the residential care center on Nov. 14, prompted the investigation. The resident died at Northern Maine Medical Center on Nov. 15 because of injuries suffered after falling from a second-story window in the St. Joseph nursing office. Safety studied at Frenchville nursing home after resident dies after fall from window — Health — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine:

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Video Proposed to Safeguard Nursing Home Residents

One of New Jersey's legislators want to protect nursing home patients by giving them the right to install videos in their rooms to help prevent elder abuse.
Not surprisingly, it has drawn strong opposition from nursing homes, who see it as a violation of residents privacy although that argument seems specious when the request is made by the resident!  The NJ bill is A-3883.

Legislation Would Let Families Record Activities in Nursing-Home Rooms - NJ Spotlight: