Elderly Patients

Read: Nursing Home Fined for Not Preventing Patient from Jumping Out of Window

Nursing Home Fined for Not Preventing Patient from Jumping Out of Window

The June 1 incident happened after the man threatened to climb out of a second-story window of the Iroquois Nursing Home.

Read: Ohio Hospital Placed on Lockdown After Relative of a Patient Threatens Shooting

Ohio Hospital Placed on Lockdown After Relative of a Patient Threatens Shooting

A security officer placed the hospital on lockdown and called police. The male suspect was arrested and charged.

Read: How a Dementia Rehab Facility Manages Patient Security, Safety with IoT

How a Dementia Rehab Facility Manages Patient Security, Safety with IoT

A memory care facility is leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi connectivity to address patient safety and asset management.

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.

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