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Elderly Patients

Read: Trump Administration Lowers Nursing Home Fines

Trump Administration Lowers Nursing Home Fines

Reducing the penalties may give nursing homes less incentive to fix dangerous practices that could potentially harm elderly patients.

Read: Arizona Pushes for Video Surveillance in Long-term Care Facilities

Arizona Pushes for Video Surveillance in Long-term Care Facilities

After a rape incident last month at a Phoenix hospital, the state is now pushing for video surveillance in common areas.

Read: Top 4 Safety and Security Concerns of Assisted Care Facilities

Top 4 Safety and Security Concerns of Assisted Care Facilities

IAHSS issued new guidance for handling violence in assisted care facilities after surveying security directors about their top safety concerns.

Read: Dementia Patient Found Dead in Restricted Stairwell at S.F. General

Dementia Patient Found Dead in Restricted Stairwell at S.F. General

The 75-year-old woman had been missing for 10 days from a nearby behavioral health center when her body was discovered in the stairwell.

Read: OWAL Helps Westchester Center Improve Safety, Efficiencies

OWAL Helps Westchester Center Improve Safety, Efficiencies

Facial recognition technology has allowed the Westchester Center for Independent & Assisted Living to protect against patient elopement and better manage schedules.

Read: Responding to Elderly Patient Elopement and Wandering: Part 2

Responding to Elderly Patient Elopement and Wandering: Part 2

Security technology and proper planning can help mitigate the risk of patient wandering and elopement, as well as aid your healthcare facility’s response to a patient escape.

Read: Preventing Elderly Patient Wandering and Elopement: Part 1

Preventing Elderly Patient Wandering and Elopement: Part 1

The U.S. population is aging, and the number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is skyrocketing. How is your hospital addressing their wandering and elopement vulnerabilities?

Read: Family of Mental Health Patient Found Dead in Woods Files Lawsuit

Family of Mental Health Patient Found Dead in Woods Files Lawsuit

The man’s sisters are suing several parties after he wandered away from an appointment and was found dead three months later.

Read: Deaths of 12 Hollywood Nursing Home Patients Ruled Homicides

Deaths of 12 Hollywood Nursing Home Patients Ruled Homicides

The patients died from environmental heat exposure after Hurricane Irma knocked out the power to its central air conditioning.

Read: Nursing Homes Sued, Criticized for Sheltering in Place During Hurricanes

Nursing Homes Sued, Criticized for Sheltering in Place During Hurricanes

A study conducted by the University of South Florida suggests nursing home patients have a higher chance of dying if evacuated.

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