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$6,500-Per-Day Fine Imposed on Nursing Home; Residents Found to be in Immediate Jeopardy

Kentucky official allege that the staff of Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lexington used personal cell phones to “inappropriately photograph and make audio recordings” of residents without their knowledge, according to documents from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The staff attached songs with sexual lyrics to the photographs and circulated them …

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Senior Abuse, Neglect Bill Passes After Four Years in West Virginia

After four years, Delegate Dave Perry’s bill to make crime of abusing or neglecting an incapacitated adult a more serious offense in West Virginia has finally passed.  There were seven or eight revisions, and even an effort made by fellow delegate John Overington.  Eventually a final version was sent to Governor Joe Manchin stating that any caregiver who …

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A Recent Department of Health and Human Services Report Indicates that 94% of America's Nursing Homes Have Been Cited for Violating Federal Health and Safety Standards.

But perhaps even more disturbing, however, is a study by Consumer Reports that found that state regulators fined only 50% of nursing homes whose misconduct warranted fines. Make no mistake about it—pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, and falls in nursing homes are not the inevitable consequence of old age and ill health.  They are, all too …

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