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Ohio Nursing Homes Rated in Long Term Care Guide

February 27, 2013

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Eight Ohio nursing homes received ratings of 95 or higher in the family satisfaction survey compiled by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODOA).  The Department is updating its Ohio Long Term Care Guide which asks families of nursing home patients if they would recommend to another person the facility where their loved one is residing. […]

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Fines and Sanctions for Ohio Nursing Homes

February 13, 2013

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Ohio is the fourth most punitive state in the country, based on the average fine per nursing home, but over the past three years heavy fines have been rare in most Ohio nursing homes.  The average fine paid for accidental injuries, neglect and other deficiencies from 2010-2012 was $8,128 per home, about $2,000 below the […]

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How People Are Catching Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes

January 23, 2013

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People who are concerned their loved one may be not be receiving proper treatment in the nursing home in which they reside have taken some drastic steps to remedy the situation. A Cleveland area man, Charles Piskor, said he was made to feel he was the complainer, “the bad guy,” when he would ask about […]

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Warnings About the Dangers of Bed Rails in Ohio Nursing Homes

December 3, 2012

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When the nursing home where Clara Marshall lived advised her family to buy bed rails to help keep her from falling, the family never imagined the devices would lead to her death.  But that is what happened in the spring of 2007, just five months after the 81-year-old Mrs. Marshall, who had begun suffering from […]

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Ohio Nursing Homes are Not Just for the Elderly

November 27, 2012

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When most people think of nursing home residents, they probably think of older people—men and women in their seventies and eighties and beyond.  In reality, there are a growing population of patients in their twenties and thirties, and some even younger, who are moving into Ohio’s and the nation’s nursing homes. Federal nursing home data […]

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Nursing Home Ratings and Reports are Full of Useful Information

November 12, 2012

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When choosing an Ohio nursing home for a parent or loved one nothing substitutes for a personal visit to a site you are considering.  However, it is always a good idea to do your homework.  There are more than 970 nursing homes in Ohio and many websites that provide information about them. A  U.S. News […]

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Fire Safety at Ohio Nursing Homes

October 8, 2012

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When you begin searching for a nursing home care facility for Mom or Dad or another loved one, it’s a daunting task.  What is most important to consider?  A clean environment?  A caring staff?  A track record for great activities? A cheerful setting that makes your parent or relative almost feel like they’re at home? […]

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Understaffing and Inadequate Training of Employees May Lead to Nursing Home Abuse

August 20, 2012

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Karen just graduated from nursing school.  A former secretary with a strong work ethic, she was hired within weeks of graduation to work as an assistant nursing supervisor in an Ohio nursing home. This is her second working day at the nursing home and Karen is working the night shift, as she requested.  She has […]

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Research Finds Nursing Home Disaster Preparedness Inadequate

July 18, 2012

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In both random checks of disaster preparedness plans, and in the results of actual responses during emergencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that nursing homes leave much to be desired. An emergency such as a tornado or hurricane requires rapid evacuation of residents in a care facility. Since nursing home […]

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Are Ohio Nursing Homes Trying To Make You Liable For Your Parents Nursing Home Bills?

June 14, 2012

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Nursing Home costs are higher than they have ever been.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported an average cost in Ohio of over $5,000 per month for one resident.  The costs vary depending on the type of facility and the type of care required by the resident, but an average cost for […]

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