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South Bend Nursing Home Houses Over 60 Coronavirus CasesBy Jack H. FarnbauchMay 2, 2020The St. Joseph County long-term care facility with a coronavirus outbreak has reported that 54 patients and seven employees have tested positive, according to a county health official. New “Abuse Icon” will be Used on Nursing Home Compare ToolBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 2, 2020On October 23, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began use of a new “abuse icon” on Nursing Home Compare.Nursing Home LPN Disciplined by State Board of Nursing for Neglect of PatientsBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 2, 2020Glenda L. Cox, a licensed practical nurse, has had her nursing license placed on indefinite probation for a minimum of two years after being disciplined for two incidents at Rawlins House Health and Living Community in Pendleton, Indiana. 4-Year-Old Suit against Nursing Home DismissedBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020Cindy Harding is attorney-in-fact for her mother, Joann Sartain, who has dementia and lived at the Prairie Lakes nursing home from February 2012 until February 2014. Nursing Home Care Suffers as Profits Rise for Corporate OwnersBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018According to a malpractice lawsuit brought against Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a scarcity of resources including a $2 million deficit on its books in 2009 and a shortage of nurses and aides is at least partially to blame. “Sometimes we’d be short of diapers, sheets, linens,” one nurse testified.Elder Abuse MythsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017Elder abuse can be a difficult subject to think about but it is something that can definitely benefit from increased awareness. Elder abuse is more common than you might think. It is crucial to learn to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help. Here are some things to know about elder abuse.New Program Gives Indiana Elders a Voice Against AbuseBy Jack FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017There is a new program from Indiana Legal Services which provides elders and endangered adults more resources if they fall victim to crimes such as elder abuse and exploitation.This program is known as Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults (LAVA). LAVA was established at the beginning of the year with a grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. According to Michael Patterson, the state director for Adult Protective Services. Since 2013, the number of exploitation cases has increased 10 to 15 percent each year.Florida Nursing Home Slow to Respond to Hurricane IrmaBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn't lose power during the storm. But it did lose its air conditioning, leaving residents in sweltering heat. Three of the victims were found dead inside the center, and five others died after they were evacuated.Abused Nursing Home Patients Again Subject to Forced ArbitrationBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017A brand new Obama policy is being rolled back by the Trump administration. Last fall, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service finalized a rule that banned...Study Confirms that Many Nursing Homes Don't Report Abuse to the GovernmentBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017In a shocking new study of nursing homes, many cases of sexual and/or physical abuse that occur at nursing homes goes unreported.