September 27, 2019

Common Violations Among The Worst Nursing Homes In RI

When nursing homes in RI do not operate to government standards, they are reported to the RI Department of Health and given violations. The following will outline the most types of violations found at three nursing homes with the highest number of violations in RI. These types of violations could amount to abuse. Nursing home…

August 1, 2019

Lack of Reporting of Nursing Home Abuse Across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report revealing shocking numbers that indicate nursing home abuse is being severely unnoticed across the country. In fact, the report estimates that every 1 in 5 emergency room (ER) visits from a nursing home is actually caused by nursing home abuse. The report analyzed…

May 10, 2019

Common Signs Your Loved One Has Been Injured by Nursing Home Abuse

We entrust nursing home institutions with the care of our elderly parents or loved ones. These nursing home institutions are required to maintain a certain standard of care and adequate staffing in order to meet the needs of their residents. In the United States, the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act protects the rights of the…

September 20, 2018

How to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

Spotting the signs of nursing home abuse and reporting them accordingly is important and may put an end to elder abuse and neglect. However, in order to reduce the risk and the incidents of elder abuse, there is a need to learn the best ways that family members can help to prevent nursing home abuse….

October 6, 2017

What You Should Know About Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are meant to provide a safe and friendly environment for elderly folks who can no longer care for themselves. While it is never anyone wish to move a loved one into a nursing home, sometimes medical necessity demands it. However, the sad truth is that some nursing home employees take advantage of and…

August 5, 2016

The Dangers of Nursing Home Abuse

It is well-known that there are many instances of abuse that nursing home residents face in the hands of employees and facility staff members. However, a new study completed by Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care in New York is shedding light on the alarming fact that it is disturbingly common…