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After Florida deaths, Trump administration called out for making it harder to sue nursing homes

This week’s tragedy at a Florida nursing home, where eight people died in the wake of Hurricane Irma, brought to light how the Trump administration is aiming to make it harder for seniors and their families to hold nursing homes accountable. Read More

Ohio nursing homes among the nation's lowest rated in quality of care: A Critical Choice

CLEVELAND, Ohio – For nearly 12 hours, nurses at Normandy Manor of Rocky River accidentally poisoned Susanne Lawrence. The nurses had given her 20 times the prescribed dosage of oxycodone, or 500 milligrams, according to state and federal repor… Read More

Jury awards family $1 million in lawsuit against Beachwood nursing home

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — A jury has awarded the family of a former Beachwood nursing home resident $1 million in a lawsuit filed more than two and a half years ago. The resident, 71-year-old Mary L. Stevens, died in May 2012 at Beachwood Pointe Care C… Read More

See all 26 lowest-rated, one-star nursing homes in Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled Nursing Home Compare to help consumers find the best choices in nursing-home care. It uses the star system: One star is the lowest rating, while five is the high… Read More

Ohio nursing home inspectors fail to meet federal deadlines amid serious understaffing: A Critical Choice

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The agency that provides Ohio’s nursing home inspectors — the officials charged with making sure the state’s most vulnerable receive proper care — is understaffed by at least a dozen employees and, for… Read More

Abuse case, resident's death raise questions about nursing home care: A Critical Choice

CLEVELAND, Ohio – One incapacitated resident at Park East Care and Rehab Center was tormented by an employee who admitted spraying cleaning solution into his eyes. Another resident died, after Park East’s nursing staff apparently twice ne… Read More

Ohio tort reform protects rapists per Ohio Supreme Court ruling

Lack of accountability provides employment avenues for sexual predators Columbus, OH.(December 14, 2016) – The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that Ohio’s tort reform legislation, passed in 2005, protects a business that knowingly hires sexual… Read More

Life Care Centers of America agrees to $145 million settlement

Written by and originally posted on The Times Free Press. Life Care Centers of America, the nation’s largest private nursing home company based in Cleveland, Tenn., has agreed to pay $145 million over charges that it overbilled the government f… Read More

Nursing Home Residents Still Vulnerable to Abuse

People entering nursing homes need to know that all reasonable safeguards are in place to ensure quality care. But federal rules to be finalized soon fail to hold nursing homes truly accountable to patients, their families or the law. At issue are ar… Read More

Decubitus Ulcers

Decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers can develop when somebody is left in the same position too long and contact is being made with a portion of their body and a surface. If their circulation is cut off by the pressure, a pressure sore or bed sore can… Read More