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Tag Archives: DNR

Failure to Administer CPR

Posted in Advocacy
A Florida nursing home, Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Extended Care, will pay an $18,500 fine after neglecting a dying resident, and mishandling the resident’s death.  A nurse failed to administer life-saving attempts to a 58 year old woman who was unresponsive. The nurse thought the resident had requested not to be resuscitated, even though the woman wasn’t … Continue Reading

Staff Ignores Need for CPR

Posted in Staffing
The Star-Tribune reported for the second time in less than a month, state officials have found evidence of neglect by a nursing home worker who failed to try to save a patient who was in distress and died.  In the latest case, a staffer at Benedictine Health Center did not administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after … Continue Reading

RN stops CPR on resident

Posted in Advocacy
The Star-Tribune had an interesting and scary article on a nurse who stopped giving CPR to a resident.  A registered nurse wrongly ordered a halt to CPR on a resident at Woodbury Health Care Center.  The resident was dead before emergency responders could take over. On arriving at the home they questioned why CPR was stopped. The nurse, … Continue Reading

Poor training leads to resident’s death

Posted in Staffing
As a follow up to the recent posts on the great work the Star-Tribune did on their series on falls in Minnesota nursing homes, here is another article from the Star-Tribune about the tragic death of a resident caused by neglect and improper training.  The incident, described in a state report, sent state Health Department … Continue Reading

Fines for neglect

Posted in Abuse and Neglect
The L.A. Times reported that State officials have fined two nursing homes in Orange County for providing care so inadequate that it caused the deaths of two patients. In one case, a woman died from dehydration.  This is clearly a preventable death.  The nursing home failed to give a resident sufficient fluids, causing her to suffer dehydration … Continue Reading

Nursing homes ignorant of DNR purpose and policy

Posted in Regulatory enforcement, Staffing
Lexington Herald-Leader had an article about nursing homes that caused at least 6 deaths due to their ignorance and negligence.  Incredible. State investigators have cited 4 nursing homes for failing to perform lifesaving measures on residents who had requested that they be resuscitated. The errors alleged by the state provide ammunition for those who are pushing for a new … Continue Reading

Advance Directives

Posted in Advocacy
McKnight’s had an article about the increased use of advance directives.  Many of our clients feel pressured into signing these directives.  I believe it is a way for the nursing homes to avoid liability.  When the nursing home neglects a resident or fails to deliver timely care and the delay in treatment causes a wrongful … Continue Reading

DNR does not mean do not treat!

Posted in Abuse and Neglect
Santa Cruz Sentinel has an article about the tragedy that is all too common for many nursing home residents.  Nursing homes fail to train on what DNR status means, and far too often simple care is not provided that would save a resident’s life.  Below are excerpts from the article. The Tragedy: On Sept. 11, … Continue Reading