Nursing home

911 reel

Statement from family of elderly woman denied CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Here is the statement from the family of 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless, who died last week of a heart attack after being denied CPR at a Bakersfield elder home:

03/06/2013

Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A nurse’s refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old at an independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation. Listen to analysis from Royal Oakes:

03/05/2013

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Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following policy.

03/04/2013

Medicare

Medicare paid $5.1B for poor nursing home care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Medicare paid billions of dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to care for their residents, government investigators have found.

02/27/2013

Information you need on Money 101

We have the information you need to help you with your finances. Today on Money 101 learn what you need to know before putting your parents in a nursing home; when tenants and landlords lock horns – who decides who is right? And much more.

02/13/2013

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CDC: New version of stomach bug causing US illness

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that’s sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S.

01/24/2013

Disabled patients to benefit from Medicare change

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for Medicare patients say the Obama administration has agreed to a change that would help people with severe chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s keep receiving rehabilitation services — even if they’re not […]

10/23/2012

Overnight activities for dementia patients

NEW YORK (AP) – Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas […]

10/01/2012

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