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Horse greets residents at NC nursing home, videos show. ‘The place was abuzz all day’

Residents at the Trinity Grove nursing home in Wilmington, North Carolina, pet and talked to Bailey the horse as he walked through the facility, video shows. An administrator says a donkey previously visited. By Bailey the horse walked through the halls of ...

Source: The News & Observer
Published: 17 May 2019

Minnesota student will graduate with high school diploma — and nursing degree

She'll be the first high school student to graduate with a nursing degree from Minnesota West Community & Technical College — and possibly Minnesota. Melinda Kassandra Lopez loves to plan. That’s a good thing, considering all she’s balancing.

Source: Star Tribune
Published: 18 May 2019

UH College of Nursing in Katy gets $3.5 million donation

HCA Houston Healthcare, which serves about a million patients a year, donated $3.5 million to the University of Houston College of Nursing to support programs at their soon-to-open facility in Katy and its current location in Sugar Land. The majority of ...

Source: Houston Chronicle
Published: 18 May 2019

Health departments warned over sling used in nursing homes that can cause bed sores

There are concerns for patients in nursing homes over the use of the All Day Sling. Photograph: Brian Harris/Rex Features A safety alert has been issued to all state and territory health departments following concerns that nursing homes, residential homes ...

Source: The Guardian
Published: 17 May 2019

Londonderry: Nursing home closed to new admissions

A nursing home in Londonderry has been closed to new admissions after inspectors raised concerns about its standard of care. An unannounced inspection by the regulatory body the RQIA identified a number of issues at Owen Mor nursing home. The home has been ...

Source: BBC
Published: 16 May 2019

Senior Star at Weber Place Trains Students at Rush University’s College of Nursing on Dementia Sensitivity

Mission to make a difference in a world facing Alzheimer's expands ... Senior Star at Weber Place is partnering with Rush University's College of Nursing to provide dementia sensitivity training on May 28 to help nursing students better understand the ...

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: 17 May 2019

After the storms, sunshine for UH nursing commencement

Kelli Nations, HCA, addresses graduates during commencement ceremonies on May 13, 2019, at the University of Houston College of Nursing, located in Sugar Land. Kelli Nations, HCA, addresses graduates during commencement ceremonies on May 13, 2019, at ...

Source: Houston Chronicle
Published: 16 May 2019

Man gets life sentence for murdering estranged wife at Georgia nursing home

A man who shot and killed his estranged wife outside an Augusta nursing home was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, the Augusta Chronicle reported. Richard Lyle Timmons Jr., 30, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to malice murder for shooting Jazna Timmons ...

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published: 17 May 2019

Channel 2 investigates Texas nursing home violations

HOUSTON - Texas nursing homes are among the worst in the country when it comes to caring for our vulnerable elderly and disabled loved ones. A new law meant to punish the repeat offenders took effect in 2017. Consumer expert Amy Davis is following up to ...

Source: Click2Houston
Published: 18 May 2019

Nick Cotraro cracks rare double at UMass Boston: Cleanup hitter, nursing student

Eddie Riley, Chris Munro, and teammates alike all had the same thing to say about Nick Cotraro. “I don’t know how he does it.” His UMass Boston baseball team are baffled by the junior left fielder’s ability to juggle an extensive nursing program ...

Source: The Boston Globe on
Published: 17 May 2019

Sky Harbor to roll out new breastfeeding pods for nursing moms

PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Traveling can get pretty hectic, especially for moms and their babies. "This is actually our first time traveling with our daughter, she's 3-weeks-old, so it's been quite the adventure all morning trying to navigate all of the family ...

Source: FOX 10 Phoenix
Published: 17 May 2019

City College Altamonte Springs Nursing Program is now ACEN Accredited

City College's Altamonte Springs campus Nursing Program achieved full accreditation with the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). On June 9, 2017 ACEN granted City College applicant status. On October 16 through 18, 2018, the campus ...

Source: Medindia
Published: 18 May 2019

New Milford Nursing Home Nabs Top Rating in Latest Rankings

The federal government has given one nursing home in New Milford a five-star rating (Shutterstock) NEW MILFORD, CT — The federal government has given one nursing home in New Milford a five-star ...

Source: Patch
Published: 17 May 2019

Up to 6 new nursing stations to be added in terminal 4 at Sky Harbor Airport

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Video is about a Tempe mom who sparked a debate about breastfeeding in public. The City Council approved the purchase and installation of up to six nursing stations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Friendly ...

Source: KPNX
Published: 18 May 2019

CT nursing home union calls off strike plans

The state’s largest health care workers’ union has suspended indefinitely a planned May 1 strike at 20 nursing homes to allow negotiations to continue, a union spokesman confirmed Thursday. And sources said Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration has ...

Source: Connecticut Post
Published: 26 Apr 2019

Nursing homes drop off map as state's investment dries up

Login to shop for Deals and books or to chat. SPRINGFIELD — Since March 2014, 20 state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes have closed for financial reasons, while many of those continuing to serve the state's neediest elderly populations face staff ...

Source: The News-Gazette
Published: 20 Apr 2019

Denosa calls for complete overhaul of country’s nursing sector

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) called for a complete overhaul of the country’s nursing sector, citing a range of problems including a chronic decline in staff numbers and rising public healthcare needs.

Source: Eyewitness News on
Published: 18 May 2019

There are fewer 5-star rated Philadelphia-area nursing homes under new federal system

The number of five-star nursing homes in the Philadelphia region fell by 20 percent, from 74 to 59, under a modified regimen for nursing-home ratings, federal data released Wednesday show. The number of one-star facilities in the eight-county region, which ...

Published: 24 Apr 2019

Budget Progress/Nursing Home Grades: Patch Week In Review

MOORESTOWN, NJ - In case you missed any of the news stories this week, Patch has got you covered. Just click the headline to read the full story.

Source: Patch
Published: 18 May 2019

Horse greets residents at NC nursing home: ‘The place was abuzz all day’

Residents at the Trinity Grove nursing home in Wilmington, North Carolina, pet and talked to Bailey the horse as he walked through the facility, video shows. An administrator says a donkey previously visited. Real-time updates and all local stories you ...

Source: The News & Observer
Published: 17 May 2019

Nursing home that killed man charging family for his bill

First a Long Island nursing home killed an elderly man — and now it’s suing his family over his outstanding bill. A jury awarded $1 million to the family of ailing wheelchair-bound Salvatore Niosi because a nurse at the Woodhaven Care Center forgot to ...

Source: New York Post
Published: 21 Apr 2019

Not enough nurses, but limited space in state nursing schools

Getting accepted to a community college for a two-year associate's degree program is not usually considered a monumental academic accomplishment. But students who land a spot in State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's nursing school have plenty to ...

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Published: 22 Apr 2019

NY nursing home kills man, still wants family to pay bill (report)

A New York nursing home blamed in the death of an elderly man still wants his family to pay the bill. The New York Post reports a wheelchair-bound grandfather died in 2013 at the Woodhaven Center of Care on Long Island when a nurse forgot to put in his ...

Published: 22 Apr 2019

After 5 years in a nursing home, a Buffalo woman moves out

What was supposed to be a three-week stay for rehabilitation at a Buffalo nursing home turned into five long years for Janine Ziomek-Witek. Her lower right leg had been amputated in 2014. She wanted to return home to her husband following the therapy.

Source: The Buffalo News
Published: 24 Apr 2019

Guantánamo Bay as Nursing Home: Military Envisions Hospice Care as Terrorism Suspects Age

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Nobody has a dementia diagnosis yet, but the first hip and knee replacements are on the horizon. So are wheelchair ramps, sleep apnea breathing ...

Published: 27 Apr 2019

With Hurricane Season Approaching, Majority of Florida Nursing Homes Still don't have Generators

A dozen nursing home residents died in one Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma. The deaths prompted a new law that requires facilities to have an emergency air conditioning plan. With hurricane season bearing down, a majority of nursing homes are not ...

Source: The Weather Channel
Published: 01 May 2019

Many nursing homes, assisted living facilities still can't meet Florida's mandate for backup power

Just weeks before another hurricane season, large numbers of Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the storm-battered state continue to struggle to meet requirements that they have backup power generator to keep facilities cool.

Source: Sun-Sentinel
Published: 18 Apr 2019

Medicaid funding shortfalls causing Illinois nursing homes to close: report

SPRINGFIELD — Twenty state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes have closed for financial reasons since March 2014, while many of those continuing to serve the state’s neediest elderly populations face staffing shortages and operating deficits caused by ...

Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Published: 19 Apr 2019

New Roc nursing home placed on federal watch list

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Federal regulators have designated a Rochester nursing home one of the worst for patient care and safety in the country. New Roc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has just been added to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Source: news10nbc
Published: 20 Apr 2019

Two deaths in Joplin nursing home prompt investigation

Two patients in a Joplin nursing home died within a week of each other after staff decided not to perform CPR, despite the lack of a do not resuscitate order and despite a nursing home policy requiring life-saving measures be taken in cases where there is ...

Source: Joplin Globe
Published: 28 Apr 2019