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Elderly patients at risk at Nursing homes that overmedicate

National reports by Human rights advocates say that nursing homes are overprescribing antipsychotics to patients. According to the latest data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, the percentage of long-term nursing home residents being given antipsychotic … Continue reading

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Steps to Take If You Suspect It

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Overmedication Still a Problem at Nursing Homes

According to a recent report released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), almost 16 percent of residents at long-term nursing homes are being treated with antipsychotic medications. While down from 24 percent in 2011, the CMS report … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Chain Facing Several Lawsuits Files for Bankruptcy

A large nursing home chain with facilities across the country has filed for bankruptcy, citing lawsuits as the cause. Nursing home operator Preferred Care blames their financial woes on “predatory” lawsuits, but inspection reports and case filings indicate a history … Continue reading

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Tips on the nursing home admissions process

The need to place a beloved family member in a nursing home may be one of the most harrowing and heartbreaking decisions a person has to make. Not only is there a terrible sense of guilt and failure, but the … Continue reading

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