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Nursing Shortage Serious For Seniors:"There is a threat to the health of every older adult in the United States and Canada looming on the horizon. It is not a virus or new type of bacteria that is causing this threat. The threat to health is a result of the increasing shortage of nurses in both countries."



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Nursing Home Rehabilitation Stay Proves Terminal. Was Quality of Care Given An Issue?
Lloyd v. County of Du Page, 707 NE.2d 1252 - IL (1999)
Summary: Nursing homes are frequently a patient's destination for rehabilitation following surgery. Common conditions fitting this bill include large bone fractures, hip replacements and stroke. Following these acute episodes, the patients are too unstable to go home and not "sick" enough to have their hospital stays reimbursed by insurance companies. The purpose of admission to a nursing home is to help the patient regain lost function, strength and health. In this case, the patient would remain in the Nursing Home till her death of complications.


Elderly Patient Repeatedly Injured In Nursing Home "Accidents." Negligence, Coincidence or Abuse?
Brickey v. Concerned Care of Midwest Ince. 988 S.W. 2d 592 MO (1999)
Summary: As the elderly population continues to increase, more and more families are faced with the decision to place loved ones in nursing homes. When a family member is placed in a facility, a certain standard of care is expected. In this case, a resident was injured repeatedly while under their care. When the patient died a few days after being "dropped" the family sued.



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UK Nursing Homes Directory:"Searching for the right type of nursing home can be a traumatic experience. The quality of accommodation and care can vary significantly between each home and exploring the various options is often difficult. We understand that finding the right placement for your loved one is not an easy task, finding the right care can be a long and arduous process when time is at a premium. Each featured nursing home has a description, photographs and contact information enabling you to get further information and finally arrive at an informed decision."



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    American Association of Retired Persons, AARP:"AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country."


    National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.:"Questions & Answers When Looking For an Elder Law Attorney"
    1604 North Country Club Road Tucson, Arizona 85716 520/881-4005 FAX 520/325-7925


    National Senior Citizens Law Center:"The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities."


    National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives:"The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) is committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income."


    Nursing Homes Quality Assurance (Report to Congress), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:"In 1996, about 1.6 million people received care in approximately 16,800 nursing homes across the United States. As the largest single payer for this care, the Federal government is responsible for ensuring: (1) that the health and safety of one of the nation's most vulnerable populations are protected; and (2) that expenditures are prudent. Nursing home care has improved compared to the poor conditions dramatized in scandals during the 1950s and 1960s. In spite of this improvement, some experts and the public continue to feel that the typical nursing home is terrible. Ongoing press reports of questionable practices reinforce a widespread negative perception of the quality of nursing home care and underscore the importance of the Federal government's responsibilities."
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21244-1850
    CMS Telephone Numbers
    Toll-Free: 877-267-2323
    Local: 410-786-3000


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Nursing Home Reform:

    California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform :"A non-profit information and advocacy organization for nursing home residents, their families and their friends."
    California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) 1610 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94109 | (800) 474-1116 (Consumers only, please) | (415) 474-5171


      Illinois Nursing Home Resources:

      Illinois Council on Long Term Care:"The Illinois Council on Long Term Care is an association of Nursing Home Professionals committed to quality residential healthcare in Illinois through a productive and responsible partnership between the private and public sectors. The Council operates as a resource for creative program development, the opportunity for continuing education and advanced professionalism, and a vehicle for increased public appreciation of the essential services provided by residential long term care programs."

      Atlanta Nursing Home Fined For Neglecting Resident Care (October 28, 1997):"The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Bartmann Nursing Home and Sheltered Care Facility $10,000 for not properly assessing the medical conditions of residents or informing physicians of changes in their patients' conditions. The 87- bed intermediate and sheltered care facility is located at 2282 1275th Ave., Atlanta

      Matoon Nursing Home Fined For Resident Death(September 12, 1997):"Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home has been fined $10,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health for installing unsafe side rails, which resulted in the death of a 77- year-old resident. The 162-bed skilled care facility is located at 201 Lafayette Ave. E. in Mattoon.

      Rockford Nursing Home Fined For Administering Incorrect Medication:"The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined St. Anne Center $10,000 for administering an incorrect prescription to a resident. The 179-bed skilled and intermediate care facility is located at 4405 Highcrest Road, Rockford."

      Canton Nursing Home Disciplined For Neglecting Resident Needs:"The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Renaissance Care Center of Canton $10,000 for failure to properly assess injuries to a 6-year-old resident after she fell from a chair. The 42-bed home for developmentally disabled under 22 years of age facility is located at 1675 E. Ash St."

      Two Chicago-Area Nursing Homes Fined:

      Champaign Nursing Home Fined For Not Meeting Resident Care Needs:"The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Care Center of Champaign $10,000 for failure to provide a resident, who died as a result of a blocked airway, with adequate nursing care. The 118-bed skilled care facility is located at 1915 S. Mattis St., Champaign."


    Michigan Nursing Home Resources:

    Tendercare:"We appreciate your interest. Tendercare (Michigan) Inc. is a respected provider of long-term health care services. Tendercare offers a broad continuum of care including: skilled nursing services, assisted living centers, medical specialty units and acute and post acute rehabilitation centers. This site will provide an overview of information about Tendercare's history, mission statement, services, locations, employment opportunities and more. We hope that you find the site informative. In addition, this site also provides a number of related links to other sites that you may find helpful."


    Pennsylvania Nursing Home Resources:

    Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging:"The mission of the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, is to promote the interests of nonprofit organizations that primarily serve the elderly by providing housing, health care, and community services; to enhance our members' ability to provide quality services efficiently and effectively; and to represent our members through cooperative action."

November 24, 2004: Abuse and Neglect Among the Elderly:"According to CNN on July, 30 2001 Almost one in every three nursing homes in the U.S has been cited for an abuse or violation. There was a report prepared for the representative of California, Henry Waxman. This report found that over a two year period, (January 1, 1999 to January 1, 2001), that all violations had at least the potential to harm nursing home residents. There were over 3,800 abuses that had not been found until an actual complaint was filed."



Great Britain, United Kingdom

Castlebeck:"Castlebeck is a leading provider of specialist healthcare and rehabilitation services for adults with learning disabilities. Our service users are referred from across the UK predominantly via Social Workers or Psychiatrists. Our main customers include many NHS and Local Authorities. The Castlebeck website provides an insight to our broad range of services and facilities."
1a Enterprise House,
Valley Street North,
Co. Durham
Tel: 01325 252001
Fax: 01325 252004




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