‘Critical Conditions’ radio program looks at state of Ohio’s nursing homes
Hello and welcome to “Critical Conditions.” I’m Chris Davidson And I’m Christopher Kochera. For the next half hour, we’ll be talking about growing old in Northeast Ohio. Well take a look at nursing homes – and the spiraling costs of aging. Growing old is one thing most of want to do. As the saying goes,
Death of 84-year-old highlights differences in penalties at senior facilities
The alarms were quiet the morning of April 9 when an 84-year-old resident of Grace Woods Senior Living in Niles walked out of the building and died.
Questions surround beating of 90-year-old at Stow Glen
At 7:30 a.m. Jan. 30, there was a commotion at Stow Glen Health Care Center, a nursing home for about 100 residents on Kent Road in Stow. Forty minutes later, a 90-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with bloody head injuries, a nurse’s aide was fired and police were investigating a case of abuse.
State, federal cuts to nursing homes affect staffing, more
As a child, Sam Berresford visited a former neighbor in a nursing home. “People were yelling, strapped in chairs, and it smelt like urine. It was a scary place,” he said. “I was scared to death.”
Nursing homes asked to provide individualized care, rather than institutional one
Independence can be under-appreciated until it is no longer an option, especially when one is faced with entering a nursing home.
Maplecrest nurse: State inspection reports don’t tell whole story
This year, the average number of health code citations in Ohio is six. The average in the United States is 7.5. In May, Maplecrest Nursing Home in Struthers received 22.
Experts offer some basics in choosing a nursing home
It is one of the most stressful and emotional moments in life – choosing a nursing home for a loved one. And as the American population ages, more and more people will face this choice. In Ohio alone, there are 78,221 people living in 956 nursing homes.
Residents can leave nursing homes with help from HOME Choice
On a given day, Brienne Allison, 41, may be getting ready for a date with her boyfriend, entertaining a friend or listening to Van Halen on her stereo. That she is doing these things at her own home was unthinkable just a few years ago when she was living in the Essex of Salem I nursing home.
Nursing home residents struggle with $40-a-month allowance
Many people have problems living within their means, but what happens when your “means” is $40 a month? That’s how much a person living in a nursing home and on Medicaid gets each month as a personal allowance.