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May 2011

Missouri legislature passed a bill in 2007 requiring residential care facilities with at least 20 beds to install sprinklers by the end of 2012

The legislation was introduced after eleven people died in a November 2006 fire at Anderson Guest House, a southwest Missouri facility that was home for mentally ill and disabled residents. Now, Missouri lawmakers have voted to delay the sprinkler mandate system. The new bill, which was given final approval on…

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Infections in nursing home residents, which is the cause of approximately 400,000 deaths in U.S. nursing homes annually, may be largely attributed to understaffing

According to a new study, set to be published in the American Journal of Infection Control in May 2011, infections in nursing home residents, which is the cause of approximately 400,000 deaths in U.S. nursing homes annually, may be largely attributed to understaffing. Understaffing in nursing homes occurs when nursing…

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