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Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, …


5 relatives dead in murder-suicide; 3 at Texas nursing home

Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Idaho fire marshal: Review needed after nursing home burns

The Idaho state fire marshal says an eastern Idaho nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes, but he’s going to recommend those codes be reviewed on a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Authorities: Fire sprinklers didn’t activate at nursing home

Fire sprinklers inside a southeastern Idaho nursing home did not activate when a blaze erupted over the weekend, authorities said.


Authorities: Fire sprinklers didn’t activate at Pocatello nursing home

Fire department officials said sprinklers inside a southeastern Idaho nursing home did not activate when a blaze erupted, destroying the building over the weekend.


Patients safely evacuated as fire destroys nursing home

A fire gutted a nursing home early Saturday in southeastern Idaho, but all the patients and staff made it to safety without serious injuries, officials say.


Thirteenth death from Florida nursing home that lost AC in Irma

A woman who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma has died, becoming the 13th fatality linked to the home.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

12th death linked to Florida nursing home tragedy after Irma knocked out AC

A 12th patient of the sweltering Hollywood, Fla., nursing home died Thursday night, according to the Broward Medical Examiner.


Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma’s initial hit

Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills still didn’t have air conditioning, and it ultimately became the grimmest tragedy in a state already full …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that faults Medicare for …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017

Records show violent history for Ohio nursing home gunman

Court records show the man authorities say gunned down an Ohio village police chief and two nursing home employees had a history of violence, including against the nurse who was …


Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

The police chief of an Ohio village and two nursing home employees were killed Friday by a gunman who was later found dead inside the care facility, a sheriff said.


Nursing home owner says he spent Medicaid funds on strippers

The owner of a suburban St. Louis nursing home where 60 residents had to be rescued after food ran out and trash piled up has admitted to stealing about $665,000 …


New nursing home standards preserve patients’ right to sue

The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in cases of abuse or neglect.


Elderly gunman shoots 3 at Cheyenne apartment complex before killing self

A gunman shot three people outside a Cheyenne nursing home Wednesday morning before killing himself as police closed in on him, police said.


Buyers beware of long-term care insurance

Vera Gunnarson sat in her Seattle-area home recently, pouring through a neat file of long-term-care insurance papers. The oldest was signed in 1994, when Gunnarson was 61. “I probably should …


Inspector highlights psych drug use among elderly

Government inspectors told lawmakers Wednesday that Medicare officials need to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that …


Fairfield nursing home may reopen in months

A newly organized nonprofit group is trying to reopen a Fairfield nursing home closed in June by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. Fairfield Care President Carl Felgenhauer said Good …


The high cost of living

Jim Sinnott survived Pearl Harbor, joined his nation in picking up the pieces of that shattered day and helped his generation forge a more secure world for the next. Japanese …


Cooper George gets state order

For the second time this year, the state has ordered a Spokane retirement and assisted-living facility to stop placing new residents until it corrects several violations, including failure to report …


State: Assisted-living facility cannot place new residents

For the second time this year, the state has ordered a Spokane retirement and assisted-living facility to stop placing new residents until it corrects several violations, including failure to report …


St. Joseph Care Center adds 20 beds for rehab

Work started last month on a 20-bed expansion of the nonprofit St. Joseph Care Center, a nursing home on the Sacred Heart Medical Center campus. The Providence Transitional Care Unit …


Good Samaritan Village To Expand

Spokane Good Samaritan Village plans an $8 million expansion of its Spokane Valley facility. The three-phase project will add 28 duplexes and a 50-unit apartment building to the Greenacres campus, …


Retirement Center Planning New Buildings And Services

The owners of the Park Place Retirement Community in the Spokane Valley plan to expand the complex to include facilities for elderly people who need intensive care. The expansion on …