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Profits Over Patients: Study Finds Quality Concerns at Largest For-Profit Nursing Homes

By: admin
Feb 9, 2012
A recent study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco concluded that consumers considering a nursing home should also ask ‘who owns this place’?  The study found that among the...

Indiana Lawmakers Take Action Against Nursing Homes’ Risky 911 Policy

By: admin
Feb 1, 2012
Indiana state senator Patricia Miller has proposed legislation that would require nursing homes to call the nearest medical emergency team to respond in urgent situations. The proposed legislation, Indiana Senate...

Study Reveals Medical Errors at Hospitals 10 Times Greater than Reported

By: admin
May 1, 2011
When you enter the hospital for a health care concern, you are usually not focused on the question of  ‘what else could go wrong with me while I am here?”....

AARP Launches Site Where Families Can Voice Indiana Nursing Home Experiences

By: admin
Mar 8, 2011
Nursing home neglect in Indiana’s nursing homes has been identified by the U.S. Office of Accountability as a serious and significant issue.  According to the report, Indiana has more ‘poor...

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Two Area Nursing Homes Rank Low

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Jan 27, 2011
According to a January 16, 2011 report by the Journal Gazette, the Fort Wayne nursing home facilities of Riverbend Health Care Center and Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center received...

Attorney General: Indianapolis Nursing Home Company Hired Convicted Criminals and Illegally Billed Medicaid For Their Services

By: admin
Dec 7, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS – A nursing home company will pay the State of Indiana and federal government $376,432 to settle allegations that it submitted ineligible bills to Medicaid for work performed by...

Government Report Finds Alarming Number of Preventable “Adverse Events” Affect Medicare Hospital Patients

By: admin
Nov 30, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a report that finds that 1 in 7 Medicare patients suffered an “adverse event” while hospitalized. THE KEY FINDINGS INCLUDED...

Post-Tribune News Report: 5 Lake County Nursing Homes Continue to Fail

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Nov 23, 2010
The Gary Post-Tribune has reported that five Indiana nursing homes located in Lake County have rated poorly, despite participation in a new program aimed to improve care and safety in...

Civil Justice System Uncovers Abuse and Neglect of Elderly Americans

By: admin
Nov 17, 2010
  New AAJ report shows how litigation holds nursing homes, insurance companies accountable when they target nation’s seniors   Washington, D.C.—A new report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ)...
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