Oregon to provide data on norovirus in nursing homes

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 »

Why nursing home residents can’t get a fair trial

The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.

Oregonian Investigation Reveals State is Failing to Enforce and Investigate Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

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 »