Tag Archives: dehydration

Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million

On October 11, 2014, the New York Times reported that Extendicare  agreed to pay $38 million over claims of poor care.   The federal claims alleged that Extendicare inappropriately billed for physical therapy and provided such poor care to residents that it was effectively worthless.  It was the largest settlement in the Justice Department’s history […]

Nursing Home Neglect: Boston Jury Awards $14 Million

A Boston jury awarded $14 M in a case where a  90 year old resident had a festering pressure sore on her back, acute appendicitis, a urinary tract infection so severe it had invaded her blood stream, kidney failure, uncontrolled diabetes, and severe dehydration.  She died a month after the conditions were discovered. To read […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Profits Over People

Federal officials have joined a lawsuit against a former operator of a Mississippi nursing home for Medicare and Medicaid fraud based on the filing of claims for services not provided.  The facts suggest “profits over people”.   The allegations include that the nursing home provided only the bare minimum of cash to operate the nursing home […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Malnutrition and Dehydration

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care reports that malnutrition and dehydration are common problems found in nursing home patients. Malnutrition can be the result of illness. However, many times the resident needs to be fed and there is inadequate staffing. Also, residents do not eat because of poor quality of the meals. The […]