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Govt Releases Names of 34 Under-Performing Nursing Homes in California

AP News reported in June 2019, that the federal government has released a list of nearly 400 facilities nationwide that have “persistent record of poor care” including serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems. According to the April 2019 list, 22 of those facilities are in California.

“We’ve got to make sure any family member or any potential resident of a nursing home can get this information, not only ahead of time but on an ongoing basis,” said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., who along with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., issued the report.

The CA nursing homes on the list are:

    Alexandria Care Center
    Beverly West Healthcare
    Corona Post Acute
    Del Rio Gardens Care Center
    Downey Community Health Center
    Fircrest Convalescent Hospital
    Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
    Good Shepherd Health Care Ctr Of Santa Monica
    Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
    Kingston Healthcare Center
    La Mariposa Care And Rehabilitation Center
    Lake Forest Nursing Center
    Lakeview Terrace
    Lakewood Healthcare Center
    Lancaster Health Care Center
    Las Flores Convalescent Hospital
    Long Beach Healthcare Center
    Merritt Manor Convalescent Hospital
    Millbrae Skilled Care
    Olympia Convalescent Hospital
    Riverside Heights Healthcare Center
    Riverside Postacute Care
    Royal Palms Post Acute
    San Fernando Postacute Hospital
    Santa Anita Convalescent Hosp
    Shadowbrook Post Acute
    Sky Harbor Care Center
    Terracina Post Acute
    Wellsprings Post Acute Center
    Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach
    Windsor Palms Care Center of Artesia
    Willows Center
    Woodland Care Center
    Yuba Skilled Nursing Center

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‘Staggering’ 75% of nursing homes almost never meet expected RN staffing levels, study finds

Three-fourths of the nation’s nursing homes never meet federal staffing expectations for registered nurse staffing, and RNs are often missing from such facilities on the weekends, according to a new review of a year’s worth of payroll data.

The research also found that 70% of facilities self-reported higher total direct staffing under the CASPER system than in the now-standard Payroll-Based Journal. The discrepancy was most pronounced at for-profit facilities, followed by non-profits and then government-run buildings.

Researchers from Harvard and Vanderbilt medical schools examined records from 15,399 nursing homes covering April 2017 through March 2018. Their results were published online by Health Affairs Monday afternoon.

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The Myth of Frivolous Lawsuits

This is an excellent video about how corporations have perpetuated the myth of “frivolous” lawsuits.

Will Congress Give Abusive Nursing Homes A ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Card?

It’s a shocking statistic, especially for the increasing number of Americans charged with caring for elderly parents: At least one out of every three nursing home residents is harmed by the treatment they receive while in a home’s care, according to a government study. And most of this harm is preventable. [Read more…]