The Coalition for Quality Care is an umbrella organization of Long-term Care Citizen Advocacy Groups (CAGs) working together to strengthen our individual groups throughout the nation, to share information among them, to enable those groups to work across state lines, to coordinate efforts, and to speak and take action on both state and national levels with one voice.
Although the vast majority of nursing facilities nationwide do not have sufficient staff to provide necessary care to their residents, an analysis by the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) finds that the federal enforcement system cites very few facilities with staffing deficiencies.
This incident was so disgusting and outrageous, it was difficult to write about it. A Minnesota nursing home, Edgewood Vista, attempted to deny and then cover-up the rape of an 89-year-old victim even after the nursing home employee confessed to the rape. The home’s head nurse, Marilyn Moore, called her a “flirt” who harassed her attacker “mercilessly”.
Although the latest warning from the FDA regarding drugs like Byetta and Januvia only came in March 2013, the dangers have been known for many years.
Arbitration is a process of resolving complaints withoutthe use of the court system. A person basically signs a document waiving their right to a jury trial, and gets nothing in return.
Family members of nursing home residents offered powerful testimony about neglect and abuse in some facilities, but legislation to limit the impact of a nursing home lawsuit still passed the Florida Senate Rules Committee on April 15.
A nursing home facility in Kanawha County West Virginia recently lost its appeal to reconsider a sizable verdict awarded in a case that went to trial two years earlier.
The family members of a 96-year-old woman, who has since passed away, witnessed nursing home abuse from aides of the elderly woman after they caught staff members on camera.