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August 21, 2020 Community Help WV,Health Care Safety,Nursing Home Information Center,Nursing Home Safety

Understaffed Nursing Homes at Greater Risk for COVID-19, According to Studies

Residents in nursing homes and long term care facilities make up only about 1% of the U.S. population, yet they continue to account for a disproportionately large share of U.S. deaths from COVID-19. According to an ongoing study by The Associated Press, which counts nursing homes and long term care facilities residents along with its…

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June 12, 2015 Attorney Tips,Health Tips,Medical Malpractice,Nursing Home Information Center

11 Steps to Protecting Yourself Against Medical Errors in West Virginia

How to Get Safer Health Care in West Virginia According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, patient safety is one of the Nation’s most pressing health care challenges. A 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year because…

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December 1, 2014 Nursing Home Information Center,Nursing Home Safety

Best West Virginia Nursing Homes (and Worst) — US News

Highest and lowest rated nursing homes in West Virginia — according to US News People go to nursing homes for different reasons, including if they’re sick, hurt, had surgery and need to get better, or have chronic care needs. Whether you’re planning ahead or need to make an immediate decision for yourself or a loved…

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October 28, 2014 Community Help WV,Medical Malpractice,Nursing Home Information Center,Nursing Home Safety

The Rights of Nursing Home Residents in West Virginia

Nursing Homes’ Duties to Residents Most people do not ever want to leave their homes and move to a nursing home. However, when circumstances and need require such a move, that doesn’t mean the new nursing home resident has to give up his or her rights and dignity. In fact, nursing home residents have certain rights and…

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