Nursing home sued after maggots discovered in ear of resident

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The family members of one woman who lived in a nursing home were utterly disgusted when they learned that the woman had to have 57 maggots removed from her left ear. What level of care was the 92-year-old woman receiving (or not receiving) if this situation was allowed to not only happen, but to persist for days? Looking for answers to this question and others, the family has recently filed a lawsuit against the facility for nursing home neglect. This type of neglect is one of the worst fears that families in Tennessee have when they decide to move an…

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Lack of Hand Washing in Nursing Homes Puts Patients at Risk

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Regular hand washing is one of the most important things nursing home staff can do to keep patients healthy and safe. Sadly, research shows that many staff members are leaving out this important step before caring for their patients. This development puts patients at risk for infections, which, in many cases, may be life threatening. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid prescribe the hand-washing requirements that nursing home staff must follow. For example, staff members must wash their hands before assisting residents with tasks such as brushing their teeth, bathing or using the bathroom. However, some of the requirements for…

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