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.
CDC’s survey of some 100 nearby long-term care facilities found that staff members who worked in more than one facility and/or who worked while sick were among the leading contributors to the facilities’ vulnerability to infection.
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. […]
As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable to the disease. How to try to ensure that your loved one stays healthy?
An advance directive gives instructions on the kind of medical care you would like to receive should you become unable to express your wishes yourself, and it often designates someone to make medical decisions for you. It is not uncommon in Maine for people to enjoy the gorgeous summers and then fly on out to […]
New Rule to Take Effect in September 2019 Repeals Ban Initiated to Retain Nursing Home Residents’ Health and Safety
Nursing homes have you sign a multitude of documents as a part of the admissions process. One of those documents- banned under President Obama, is called an Arbitration Agreement. By signing these agreements, patients or family members gave up their right to sue if they believed the nursing home was responsible for injuries or the […]
An Office of the Inspector General Investigation into Hospice Deficiences Leads to Recomendations for Better Monitoring
The express purpose of Hospice is to help a terminally ill patient with their end of life care so they can pass on with as little pain and as much dignity as possible. We strive to maintain our dignity throughout our lives; why shouldn’t it be just as important when it comes time for our […]
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 […]
Balancing Between our Elderly Populations Privacy and the High Tech Monitoring Available to Children and Caregivers
With all the high-tech gadgets out there to monitor, track and locate our friends and loved ones, it is only natural that companies would turn their focus on how these products can help our aging population. It would seem that cameras, AI devices such as Alexa and GPS locating devices would allow for children to […]
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. […]