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Category: Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

Indiana Lawmakers Take Action Against Nursing Homes’ Risky 911 Policy

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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...

Is Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Employing Staff with a Criminal Background?

By: admin
Mar 15, 2011
With nursing home neglect and abuse occurring with alarming frequency in Indiana and across the United States, the nursing home companies to whom families entrust their loved ones should be...

Indiana Should Join Other States & Get Tough on Nursing Home Fraud, Abuse, & Neglect

By: admin
Mar 9, 2011
Too little is being done to combat nursing home neglect in Indiana.  Here is a startling fact:  the nursing home industry in Indiana (though quite profitable), holds the dubious distinction of...

AARP Launches Site Where Families Can Voice Indiana Nursing Home Experiences

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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...

Auburn Nursing Home Example of Indiana “Patient Dumping” Problem

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Jan 2, 2011
As reported recently by the Indianapolis Star, The Wesley Healthcare nursing home in Auburn, Indiana was recently cited for sending a patient to the hospital and refusing to take the...

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...

AARP Bulletin Warns Of Poor Performance By Indiana Nursing Homes

By: admin
Dec 5, 2010
A recent AARP Bulletin warns that Indiana has the highest number of poor performing nursing homes.  The Bulletin discusses the plight of a nursing home patient who was neglected in...

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...

CDC study estimates 40% of emergency room visits by nursing home residents are preventable

By: admin
Nov 17, 2010
A large percentage of nursing home residents’ emergency department (ED) visits are avoidable, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using data collected for the 2004 National...
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