The facility must develop and implement a baseline care plan for each resident that includes the instructions needed to provide effective and person-centered care of the resident that meet professional standards of quality care.
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Elder Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes There is an increasing trend is towards providing care in a home like environment whenever possible. There is a wide spectrum of housing for elderly and disabled persons with an increasing number of campus models where people can remain as independent as possible and as their medical needs […]
Ensure that Nursing Home Residents are Free from Physical and Sexual Abuse The goal is that all nursing home residents are free from physical and sexual abuse. Any type of abuse in a nursing home environment is wrong and a crime. Under the Minnesota Nursing Homes Residents Bill of Rights, all residents have the right […]
Registered Nurses Should be Doing Assessments Not LPNs. As an attorney that handles abuse and neglect cases in nursing homes and other types of elder care housing with services, the type of staff member monitoring a resident is crucial. I have seen many examples of where a unskilled lower level nurse (such as an LPN) […]