The Oregon Health Authority is releasing records on outbreaks of norovirus at hundreds of nursing homes and care facilities. While it’s not unusual for norovirus to strike elderly or vulnerable populations in assisted living facilities, Oregon reports have never named the affected facilities. Willamette Week reports that OHA is scheduled to produce a full report… Learn More »
The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.
A majority of reported sexual abuse cases at Oregon long-term care facilities are resulting in no arrests or prosecutions, according to a pair of disturbing stories in the Sunday Oregonian. The newspaper’s investigation also found the state often fails to properly investigate incidents of alleged abuse by not interviewing witnesses or not testing key evidence.… Learn More »