Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are a common complaint among families with a mom or dad in long-term care. UTIs can be dangerous. First, UTIs can become a serious infection if untreated. However, UTIs also lead to falls, because UTIs cause people to feel as if they have to go to the bathroom constantly –
Nursing Home Neglect
Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
The official U.S. government website for Medicare provides a tool that allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It is called Nursing Home Compare, and contains quality-of-care information on every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The tool creates that information based on the “skilled” care that nursing…
Water’s Edge Nursing Home and Liberty Royal Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on the CMS Special Focus Facility List
A very convenient tool for concerned families to evaluate nursing homes is the “Medicare Compare” website. Included within this is a section that designates what are known as “Special Focus Facilities.” A Special Focus Facility represents the bottom 1% or 2% of all nursing homes in the country which have demonstrated not only under-performance, but…
Front-Line Healthcare Workers: The Most Important Resource in Delivering Quality Care
Nursing homes, in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, must maintain enough nursing staff to provide nursing care, and related services, to their residents to maintain the residents’ physical, mental, and social well-being.
In facilities across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, front-line workers make-up the primary healthcare personnel responsible for delivering that care and service to the resident…