New Study Finds That Using Smart Bed Technology® Solution Dramatically Reduces Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care Residents

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CAMPBELL, Calif. and LONGWOOD, Fla.–A landmark new study on the prevention of pressure ulcers found that using Smart Bed Technology® to drive compliance to patient repositioning protocols had a dramatic effect on reduction and prevention of pressure ulcers among residents of long-term care centers. Pressure ulcers are one of the largest and most persistent problems in healthcare worldwide, especially in …

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Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to ‘send message’ to nursing homes

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Jury sends message to Nursing Home A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news reports. The majority of the award — $12.5 million — is for punitive damages. Superior Court Judge Peter B. Krupp …

Shell Company Trial

Nursing Home Neglect Trial Fights Shell Company Transfers

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Bloomberg.com on Sep 22, 2014 Juanita Jackson died in July 2003, five weeks after she was removed from a Florida nursing home where her family said continual neglect led to multiple bedsores, malnutrition and a fall that injured her head. Trying to collect a $110 million verdict against two nursing home companies has led her family on a four-year odyssey …

Dignity Award

Dignity Award Gold won by Archie Hendricks Sr. SNF

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Elizabeth Leis Newman at McKnights.com A skilled nursing facility that sits on a Native American reservation has taken Gold in the Dignity category for the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility, located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in southern Arizona, created a television station to help residents “feel part of the nursing home …