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Dangers of Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Nursing home staffs manage drugs and treatment plans for hundreds of patients receiving short and long-term care in a facility. Yet, as more and more homes see their nursing staffs shrink and the patient pool grow, the margin for error increases. As a result, medication errors are unfortunately becoming a common problem in nursing homes….

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Is There a Difference Between Rural and Urban Nursing Homes?

Could location determine the quality of care your loved one receives in a nursing home? According to a recent study conducted by the University of Missouri and published in the Journal of Rural Health, that notion could very well be the case. Specifically, researchers found that rural homes lag behind in information technology, which in…

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Elders with Dementia Experience More Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, nearly 50 Connecticut nursing homes have been fined in 2016 for resident injury, medication error and even death, according to Connecticut Health I-Team. Madison House of Madison was fined numerous times and Trinity Hill Care Center and Bridgeport Health Care Center, nursing homes located in two of our office locations, Hartford and Bridgeport, were fined for a…

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Elder Care and Insurance: What You Need To Know

Placing your loved one in a home is never an easy decision. You hope that the nursing facility you select provides the best type of care, understands your loved one’s needs and isn’t understaffed. Yet, along with these major factors, another comes into play: elder care. Whether in a home or with a home healthcare…

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CT Nursing Homes Fined For Negligence, Medication Errors

In July and August, the state Department of Public Health fined multiple Connecticut nursing homes over negligence and medication errors. In these instances, residents experienced falls and other injuries, wandered off the premises or had to be hospitalized. According to a report from CT Watchdog, an incident at Pilgrim Manor of Cromwell resulted in residents…

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