State oversight expected at assisted living center
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana assisted living center where a woman died after wandering outside on a cold night is expected to be placed under state oversight after an agreement was...
Indiana seeks injunction against center where woman died
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — State officials are seeking an injunction against a western Indiana assisted living center where a woman died after wandering outside on a cold night.
Police: Door alarms not audible at center where woman died
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana police say an assisted living center where a woman died after wandering outside on a cold night had door alarms that were not audible.
Seventy-five-year-old Veronica Hoffman died Jan. 26 after being found in a courtyard outside Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute.
Preliminary autopsy results found her death consistent with hypothermia.
Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.
But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted living and nursing center may not do so.
Tennessee shuts down admissions at nursing home
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's health commissioner has suspended admissions to a Memphis nursing home after an investigation found safety problems at the facility.
Commissioner John Dreyzehner said in a news release Monday that Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care has been ordered not to admit new residents. The release says investigators found violations related to the standard of safety at the 149-bed assisted care living facility in Shelby County.
Fire department wants fee for lifting people off of floors
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Fire Department wants the city to charge a $400 fee for helping pick up people who have fallen off a bed or chair onto the floor, even when they haven't been hurt.
Admissions suspended at Loudon nursing home
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials say admissions have been suspended at a Tennessee nursing home that has been cited for several violations.
Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said in a news release Monday that Prestige Assisted Living of Loudon has been ordered not to admit any new residents based on violations found in June.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Willie Lee Shell, who is deaf and unable to speak, disappeared from Upstate Residential Care three times in two months, according to Anderson police records. The fourth time he disappeared, he was gone for days before anyone called police.
His case is but one in a long history of troubling incidents at the Anderson assisted living facility.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia assisted living facility and its owner, who has been accused in a report of stealing from the Social Security accounts of residents, are being investigated.
Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring confirmed Wednesday that his office and police are investigating Jones & Jones and its owner, Mable Jones.
TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the strangulation of a woman found dead a month ago at a North Carolina assisted living center.
No arrests have been made in the death of 75-year-old Rebecca Eudy, who was found April 5 at Open Fields Assisted Living in Tarboro.
Her death certificate says Eudy asphyxiated and suffered traumatic injuries to her neck.
Family sues assisted living facility over woman’s death
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The family of a woman who died outside a Sun Prairie assisted living center in December is suing the center.
Lawsuit filed against Sun Prairie assisted living facility in resident’s death
The four children of an 84-year-old woman found dead outside a Sun Prairie assisted living center in December filed a lawsuit Thursday against the facility, alleging negligence, wrongful death and loss of companionship, and seeking punitive damages.
Alice McGaw, who had dementia, was discovered outside Faith Gardens on the morning of Dec. 29, when the temperature was below 10 degrees. Hypothermia was a likely contributor, officials said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state board says the administrator of an assisted living facility used residents' Social Security to gamble and vacation.
ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) — A health care center in western Michigan is accused of agreeing to requests by patients for white-only caregivers.
Six black certified nursing assistants filed a lawsuit April 11 against Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where they all work or formerly worked. The Zeeland facility offers memory care, rehabilitation, retirement and assisted living to mostly senior patients.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials will not allow new patients to be admitted to an assisted living facility associated with a nursing home where a dozen residents died after the facility lost power in a hurricane.
The 21 Nebraska nursing homes and assisted living facilities — including one in Norfolk and several in area communities — placed under state control last week could remain in receivership for 12 months or longer.
State researching nursing home and assisted living facilities payroll issues
LINCOLN - This past Friday nursing home and assisted living facilities throughout Nebraska couldn’t pay their employees due to financial factors.
Those facilities were then placed under state control in the ways of a receivership approved by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.
Every one of the facilities affected including the Norfolk Care and Rehabilitation Center is owned by Cottonwood Health Care based in Wood Ridge New Jersey and before that had been previously operated by Golden Living.
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Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Monday requiring backup power sources in Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, months after the deaths of several residents from a sweltering nursing home that lost power in a hurricane.
The Allen County commissioners on Friday unanimously approved a rezoning request for a new assisted living facility on Union Chapel Road that caused controversy among nearby residents.
Plans call for a 125-unit, three-story Evergreen Village at Fort Wayne facility that reaches 40 feet off the ground.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation requiring assisted living facilities in Florida to have backup power sources is headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
The House approved the bill Friday after it passed the state Senate earlier in the week. It would require facilities to have a generator capable of keeping facilities at 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or colder for at least four days.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state's nursing homes, prompted by the deaths of several residents at a sweltering nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Retired teacher helps seniors find right place to live during sunset years
Looking for the right place to live when you need a little help getting through the day is a daunting task.
Should you look at independent living or assisted living?
Should you stay in your own home or apartment with some hired help for special services?
CARY, Ill. (AP) — Early voting in the Illinois primary has been postponed at an assisted living facility due to an outbreak of norovirus.
Department of Health administrator Michael Hill says McHenry County planned to use the Three Oaks Assisted Living facility in the northern Illinois community of Cary as an early voting place. Those plans were postponed because about 30 elderly residents and staff members became ill.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Social Services has denied one of two licenses for an assisted living facility with hundreds of documented violations.
LAWNDALE, N.C. (AP) — Remains found by hunters have been identified as those of a woman missing from a North Carolina assisted living facility for a decade.
Local media outlets report that rabbit hunters found human remains two weeks ago in Cleveland County. This week, the remains were identified as those of Mouy Tang.
Rules for backup power for nursing homes go to Florida House
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposed rule requiring Florida nursing homes to have backup power in the event of an outage advanced Tuesday in the Florida Legislature.
The proposal now heads to the full House after being passed Tuesday by that chamber's Health and Human Services Committee.
It would require facilities to have a generator capable of keeping facilities at 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or lower for at least four days. It also requires them to keep 72 hours of fuel on site.
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State lifts ban on assisted living facility stemming from resident’s death
A Sun Prairie assisted living facility where a resident was found dead outside in the cold can take new residents again after the state said the facility corrected violations found in an inspection.
Alice McGaw, 84, who had dementia, was found dead outside of Faith Gardens, where she was a resident, on the morning of Dec. 29, when the temperature was below 10 degrees.
Police evacuate suburban Chicago care facility due to filth
DIXMOOR, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the southern Chicago suburb of Dixmoor say they've evacuated about 30 residents of an assisted living facility found with no staff and in filthy conditions.
New rules for nursing homes after Irma deaths move slowly
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New rules for Florida nursing homes after 14 people died from heat exposure in an unpowered center after Hurricane Irma are moving slowly.
Video of slumped over worker at Carthage assisted living center stirs questions, goes viral
A video that has been getting a lot of attention on social media shows an employee slumped over at the waist in a chair at the Tara Plantation in Carthage. This story is tough to tell because laws to protect the rights of patients won’t allow investigators to say much about the incident.
But the video is disturbing. It was taken about 5:30 in the morning during an overnight shift.
Wisconsin sanctions assisted living facility after death
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has ordered an assisted living facility to stop taking new residents after an elderly woman with dementia was found frozen to death outside late last year.
Nebraska nursing home, assisted living facility to close
MINDEN, Neb. (AP) — Growing financial pressure has caused officials to shut down a nursing home and assisted living facility in south-central Nebraska.
Gov’t watchdogs see gaps in oversight of assisted living facilities
Many states are unable to tally and describe safety problems at assisted living facilities, government inspectors said Monday, even as the popular alternative to nursing-home care soaks up an increasing amount of taxpayer dollars under Medicaid.
The Government Accountability Office said 26 states that pay for assisted living through Medicaid, a federal-state insurance program, were unable to report "critical incidents" such as physical and sexual abuse, suggesting a gap in oversight.
Goshen County in preliminary stages for construction of new assisted living facility
TORRINGTON — The Goshen County Care Center Joint Powers Board is in the planning stages for a new assisted living facility to fill in some well needed services.
Ashley Harpstreith, CEO of Goshen County Economic Development, said the board had done a survey in 2012 that reported a gap in assisted living care in Torrington. The city had occasional assistance and hands-on assistance care facilities, but lacked anything in between.
Health officials say assisted living facility negligent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health says an assisted living facility in Minneapolis was negligent in caring for a resident who had fallen and later died.
Health investigators say staff at Ebenezer Home Care failed to check on the woman who remained on the floor of her room for about 10 hours last August. The state's report says the woman's health declined, she was later hospitalized and died 26 days after falling.
An assisted living facility is a residence hall for individuals who may need extra care with daily activities, such as medication, meal preparation and household chores, but do not need the full care of a nursing home.
They often feel like small apartments, as most residences require residents to bring their own furnishings and belongings, but can be a better option for some seniors because of the oversight and security they provide.
On Jan. 30 at 6-7 p.m., The Village of Meyerland will celebrate receiving the 2018 Best of Assisted Living award from SeniorAdvisor.com. The event will feature a menu of cocktails and light appetizers before a presentation by Anthony Ormsbee, executive director at The Village of Meyerland.
The flow of new multifamily housing projects in the Twin Cities-metro area during 2017 came to a roar in December, which saw 10 projects unveiled by developers or moved forward by regulators.
In all, the new proposals some of which are only in the concept stage totaled 1,871 units, emphasizing the continuing appetite for senior, market-rate and affordable apartments. Here is a rundown of the projects:
Woman’s body found outside Sun Prairie assisted living center, police say
The body of an 84-year-old woman was discovered Friday morning outside the assisted living center she lived at in Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie police said the body was found at about 8:50 a.m. near Faith Gardens, 35 Tower Drive.
"The female was determined to be a resident of Faith Gardens," said police Sgt. Ryan Cox.
The tax reform package the Republicans are supposedly ready to enact, and President Trump to approve, has a number of details that belie the description of being reform. In consulting my dictionary, I believe describing this package as diabolic is a better description. My dictionary says diabolic is characteristic of the devil, or devilish.
BULLHEAD CITY — The holidays got a little brighter for residents of Silver Creek Leisure Living in Bullhead City on Friday with the delivery of Christmas poinsettias by a local service organization.
The Xi Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi spent the afternoon going door-to-door at the assisted living center, greeting residents with the fresh plants that were donated by the Bullhead City Home Depot store.
Christmas came early this year for one Flathead Valley family.
Prestige Assisted Living in Kalispell adopted the Jaegers - Shoni and her three children, Blayde, Arrayah and Aurora - and provided them a Christmas that would have made the North Pole proud.
Study: Not all seniors who fall while in assisted living need to visit hospital
In the past, when a person fell or was injured while staying at an assisted living facility, they were often immediately taken to the hospital. But a new study shows that is not always the best course of action.
First responders and Wake County EMS are now training to evaluate patients who fall at assisted living facilities to decide whether or not they need to go to the hospital.
Assisted living aide charged with exploiting elderly person
WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — An aide at an assisted living center in North Carolina is accused to taking personal information from a patient.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported Wednesday that 25-year-old Cianna Tynece Moore is charged with exploiting an elderly person.
Wyoming lawmakers consider veterans’ retirement home
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are considering whether to build a retirement home for veterans.
The Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee plans to take up the issue at a meeting Monday in Thermopolis.
Minnesota residents benefit from spiritual care companions
WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Hair perfectly coiffed and nails newly painted, Mary Ann Witte calmly rocked her chair as she chatted with Deacon Jim Weingart and Barb Mathias. The familiar banter revolved around holidays, health and the decals Weingart's wife had created on Witte's nails.
Gov. Rick Scott got overly ambitious with his administration’s rules to protect nursing home residents from power outages in Florida.
The tragic deaths of 14 residents at a Hollywood Hills nursing home in Broward County during Hurricane Irma shocked the nation.
Scott was right to act decisively to make sure that nursing homes have enough backup power in hurricanes. But his rules were unrealistic.