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Lara Pettiss Harrill

Decreasing Quality of Care

Les Wiebrod wrote this piece for the Huffington Post earlier this month, and I thought I would pass it along. he talks about two things that came out in the media this month: the Department of…

Angela Lizer

Making A Complaint Against A Nursing Home

The purpose of the Long Term Care Ombudsman program in South Carolina is to provide advocates for the elderly and their families. If you or a loved one is a resident of a nursing home or assisted…

Lara Pettiss Harrill

Where does the money go?

I was looking around to day for new nursing home stories, and I’m glad to say Jonathan Rosenfield at the Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer Blog had something i hadn’t run across already – although I…

Chrissie Cole

Nursing Home Responds To Abuse Allegations

Following accusations of nursing home abuse and neglect, a Central Illinois nursing home is employing changes and reeducating their staff on the proper policies and procedures.The state says the abuse occurred in February at, Odd Fellow Rebekah Home, in Matoon. A nurse employed by the nursing home is accused of holding down a resident to give him his medication and threatening another resident…

Chrissie Cole

Nursing Home Cleared of Complaint

Police have determined there is not sufficient evidence to back up a recent complaint of nursing home abuse filed against a nurse at Georgetown Healthcare and Rehablitation.Police were called to the facility in March when a resident alleges he was choked by a nurse. He said the incident happened back in December, but he had waited until now to report it due to fear that the nurse would…