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Assisted Living Facility Fire Sends Resident to Hospital

A fire at a Richmond, Virginia assisted living facility has sent one resident to the hospital.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Posted by Josh Silverman on Jan 05, 2014

Josh Silverman Interviewed by a Richmond Radio Station on Nursing Home Abuse

I just finished a 20 minute radio interview on the rights of nursing home patients and assisted living facility residents that will be broadcast on…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Nov 25, 2013

Mobile Devices Can Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

A new study has found that the use of smart phones and tablets can significantly reduce the rate of medication errors in nursing homes.

 

Posted by Josh Silverman on Nov 12, 2013

Time for Virginia to Permit Nursing Home Surveillance?

A new law in Oklahoma allows family members not only to install surveillance cameras in resident's rooms but also in common areas.  Virginia should consider…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Nov 07, 2013

Wishing everyone a great Tuesday

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.  Tomorrow I will be appearing before the Virginia Board of Social Services to publicly comment against a proposed…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Oct 15, 2013

Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes

Neither Virginia nor federal regulations require a minimum staffing ratio for nursing homes despite compelling evidence that a lower staffing ratio improves the quality of…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Oct 12, 2013

More than 1/3 of All Seniors Who Fall Hit Their Heads

A recent study has found that 1/3 of all seniors who fall hit their heads putting them at risk for serious and fatal brain injuries.

Posted by Josh Silverman on Oct 10, 2013

Short-Staff Harms Nursing Home Patients

Nursing home employees interviewed by an investigative journalist acknowledge that short-staffing hurts their nursing home patients as there simply are not enough hours in a…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Oct 08, 2013

$200,000 is the Average Settlement for Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia

According one insurer, it's average settlement for a claim involving an assisted living facility in Virginia is just under $200,000.  One of the most interesting…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 23, 2013

Virginia Nursing Homes Report Card: Grade D

The non-profit Families for Better Care prepared a nursing home report card for every state.  Virginia "earned" a D as the 33rd worst state in…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 13, 2013

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