Elderly Patients

Read: Canadian Senior Living Facility Pilots NFC, BLE Solution for Contact Tracing

Canadian Senior Living Facility Pilots NFC, BLE Solution for Contact Tracing

The NFC and BLE technology being piloted is assisting with contact tracing for COVID-19 but can also be applied in other ways to senior living facilities.

Read: Cuomo Responds to Accusations of Underreported Nursing Home COVID Deaths

Cuomo Responds to Accusations of Underreported Nursing Home COVID Deaths

In leaked audio from a private conference call, Cuomo’s top aide admitted the administration withheld data on nursing home deaths for months.

Read: Fla. Senior Living Facility Enlists Direct Supply to Deter Patient Wandering 

Fla. Senior Living Facility Enlists Direct Supply to Deter Patient Wandering 

Direct Supply integrated the facility’s access control with video surveillance, intercoms and an at-risk human perimeter system.

Read: Lessons Learned from the Evacuation of a Long-Term Care Facility

Lessons Learned from the Evacuation of a Long-Term Care Facility

Here’s what worked and what didn’t during this long-term care facility’s temporary evacuation of its 144 residents.

Read: Gulf Coast Hospital Sitter Accused of Sucking on Patient’s Toes

Gulf Coast Hospital Sitter Accused of Sucking on Patient’s Toes

The sitter said he put his hand on the foot of the patient’s bed to reach for his cell phone he had dropped when she became startled.

Read: 37% of Potential Elder Abuse Cases Aren’t Reported to Law Enforcement

37% of Potential Elder Abuse Cases Aren’t Reported to Law Enforcement

A report from the Department of Health also found 1 in 5 cases of potential elder abuse aren’t reported to state inspection agencies.

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.

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