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The U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services Medicare Atypical Antipsychotic Drug Claims For Elderly Nursing Home Residents report outcomes

My personal experience as a Missouri Nursing Home Lawyer is that far too many nursing home residents are overmedicated by those responsible for providing quality care. In my job I often meet with residents and their families in nursing homes. On some of those occasions, the residents simply could not…

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A June 16, 2011 survey of Golden Living Center – Branson in Branson, Missouri resulted in a citation by the state of Missouri.

A June 16, 2011 survey of Golden Living Center – Branson in Branson, Missouri resulted in a citation by the state of Missouri. According to the survey facility employees failed one particular resident on multiple occasions and in several different areas: Specifically, Golden Living Center – Branson employees: FAILED to…

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A faulty furnace led to the temperature in a nursing home resident’s room to reach 110 degrees causing a resident to suffer a heat stroke

A faulty furnace led to the temperature in a nursing home resident’s room to reach 110 degrees causing the resident to suffer a heat stroke, according to an Illinois nursing home lawsuit filed in the Madison County Circuit Court recently. According to the Madison-St. Clair Record, nursing home resident Dorothy…

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A Glen Carbon, Illinois nursing home resident filed a lawsuit alleging that a faulty furnace at the facility caused her to suffer a heat stroke

A Glen Carbon, Illinois nursing home resident filed a lawsuit alleging that a faulty furnace at the facility caused her to suffer a heat stroke. The lawsuit, filed on July 1, 2011 against Eden Village Care Center and Cummings Heating & Cooling, Inc., alleges that the woman was found unconscious…

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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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