Nursing Home Chain Has Agreed to Settle for $38 Million with the DOJ

One of the largest nursing home chains, Extendicare Health Services, has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice following an investigation that identified many disturbing instances of substandard care including: falls, fractures, head injuries to residents, malnutrition, pressure sores and infections. In addition, the investigation found that Extendicare facilities admitted very sick residents without…

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Bad Outcome More Likely in Nursing Home Residents Following Hip Fractures

Recent research has found that half of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture either die or lose their ability to walk on their own in the six months after the injury. “When nursing home residents can no longer ambulate, this restricts their ability to participate in activities,” said Loren Baupre who studied hip…

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