Sepsis in Nursing Homes
With sepsis infections on the rise in nursing home facilities, McKnights author, Marty Stempniak, reports a lawmaker believes that in order to lower the number of sepsis infections nursing homes must do a better job of tracking their staff. The Tribune and Kaiser Health News reports that every year there are 6,000 sepsis patients from nursing home facilities who are taken to the hospital resulting in “1 out of 5” patients dead. To address this issue Jacqueline Collins, a democratic senator from Illinois, disclosed a bill requiring “regulators” from the state of Illinois to check nursing home “payroll data” from Medicaid to check if nursing homes are meeting proper staffing numbers and providing high-quality care towards residents. If nursing home facilities are not meeting these standards, they will be charged a sum of money and must put a sign in their door saying that the facility does not have acceptable staffing numbers.
Nursing Home Negligence and Sepsis
Nursing home abuse and neglect is an important issue that can lead to serious physical injuries, infections such as sepsis, or even death for residents. Please ask your loved ones if they are receiving proper care at their nursing home or long-term care facility.
Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
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Stempniak, Marty. “Lawmaker: Tougher staffing enforcement needed to prevent sepsis in nursing homes.” McKnights Long-Term Care News. 8 March 2019, https://www.mcknights.com/news/lawmaker-tougher-staffing-enforcement-needed-to-prevent-sepsis-in-nursing-homes/.