A Modest Raise for Nursing Home Workers Could Save 15,000 Lives a Year: Study

Ruffini found that raising the minimum wage reduced turnover and increased tenure among nursing assistants. This greater continuity of care, she says, translated into improved health and safety conditions for the patients. At the same time, nursing home profits held steady because the extra costs were passed on in the form of higher fees.

Should You Bring Your Parent Home from the Nursing Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting nursing homes and assisted living facilities especially hard, families are wondering whether they should bring their parents or other loved ones home. It is a tough decision with no easy answers.  Growing Cases The number of coronavirus cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country continues to grow. […]

The Comprehensive New Law to Combat Elder Abuse

1 in 10 Americans over the age of sixty have experienced some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse isn’t just physical but financial as well. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017 authorizes the federal government to: Implement an Elder Abuse Coordinator at the DOJ, Federal Trade Commission, and Federal Judicial Districts. Provide […]

What Are the Best, and Worst, States When It Comes to Nursing Home Quality?

When it comes time to find a nursing facility for a loved one, the quality of care is of the utmost importance. The whole process is daunting. Everyone involved in making the decision has to balance an array of considerations; from location to cost to quality and where their loved one feels the most comfortable. […]