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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

Make a Complaint

Online Ohio Department of Health Complaints: Health Care Facilities and Nursing Homes By Email HCComplaints@odh.ohio.gov By Mail Ohio Department of Health Complaint Unit 246 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215 By Fax 614-564-2422 By Phone 1-800-342-… Read More

Keeping Your Loved One Safe

So, you have made the difficult decision to place someone you love in a nursing home. You are concerned that they are getting appropriate care. What can you do? Here are some tips to help you keep your loved one safe. Visit The Nursing Home Frequentl… Read More

Choosing a Nursing Home

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes Many Ohioans face the difficult decision of putting someone they love into a nursing home. If you have never been faced with this decision before you may find it very challenging to choose an appropriat… Read More

What Can I Do Now That My Loved One is in a Nursing Home?

There are thousands of nursing homes throughout the United States. Most are funded through Medicare and Medicaid. These nursing homes are often understaffed. The residents of these nursing homes often receive poor care. If someone you love is a resid… Read More