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Craig Cannon

No Penalty for Nursing Home Abuse

Federal health officials impose only minimal penalties on nursing homes repeatedly cited for mistreatment and abuse of patients. As a result, some nursing homes go in and out of compliance with federal standards. Those nursing homes pose a continued threat to the health and safety of patients.”Some of these homes repeatedly harmed residents over a six-year period and yet remain in the Medicare…

Craig Cannon

Nursing Home Abuse Ends in Wrongful Death

Choosing a good nursing home is difficult. Unfortunately for the family of one elderly person, the nursing home they choose for their mother resulted in her wrongful death. The 81 year who suffered from alzheimer’s was abused by aides at the nursing home. Thankfully, cases like this are rare – but resident advocates and nursing home administrators alike say elder abuse, in all its forms, is…

Shannon Weidemann

No Polk County Nursing Homes on Florida's Watch List

The quality of care and level of safety have improved in Florida’s nursing homes since laws were passed in 2001 to improve the standards. These measures included more time spent with each patient that is charted, more nurses to be hired, and that nursing homes must carry liability insurance. Six nursing homes in Polk County have made Florida’s Watch List in the past, which alerts the public to…