October 26, 2018

Tips for Protecting Loved Ones From Nursing Home Abuse

The best way to protect a loved one from nursing home abuse is to identify the suspected abuse and report it to the appropriate authorities right away. Close monitoring of a loved one’s treatment plan and ongoing care at the nursing home is the best way to identify any issues that may come up. This…

November 15, 2017

Six Nursing Homes in Connecticut Fined for Abuse and Neglect of Residents

Connecticut has fined six nursing homes for various violations, which jeopardized patient safety, including one case in which a resident was struck by a nursing home employee resulting in broken bones. According to a news report, one nursing home was fined in two instances. In one case, a resident with Parkinson’s disease and dementia fell…

November 1, 2017

Horrific Conditions at Nursing Home After Owner Steals Medicaid Money

The owner of a nursing home in Festus, Missouri, who admitted to stealing more than $667,000 from Medicaid, was sentenced in a federal court to 41 months in prison. According to a news report, the 53-year-old man spent most of the money on strippers, gambling, pet care, and country club fees. He has been ordered…

October 19, 2017

Tips to Choose a Good Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

Placing your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a challenging and heart-wrenching decision to make. Most families are also left wondering how to select the right facility for their loved one, a place where they will get the care, attention and quality of life they deserve in their golden…

October 17, 2017

Hurricane Nursing Home Deaths Show the Elderly Need More Protection

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently announced measures to protect the state’s elderly population during emergencies after national outrage over the deaths of nine residents of a nursing home that lost power after Hurricane Irma. According to an NBC News report, the Scott administration issued emergency rules mandating all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in…

September 27, 2017

New Rule on Nursing Home Arbitration Still Fails to Protect Residents

Consumer advocacy groups and legislators are asking for a law that would ban the use of forced arbitration agreements in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, which essentially strip residents’ rights to a day in court by prohibiting them from filing lawsuits. According to a news report, a rule change made back in June by…

July 26, 2017

Nursing Home Employees Violating Patients’ Trust Via Social Media

In the last year alone, there have been at least 18 incidents where nursing home employees have posted lewd and unauthorized photos and videos of vulnerable elderly residents on social media platforms. An investigation by ProPublica, which found 18 new cases, brings the total number of such incidents to 65 since 2012. A majority of…

July 9, 2013

Injury Law Firm Releases Informational Graphic about Nursing Home Safety in the United States

The 2010 Census revealed that the United States currently has the largest population of senior citizens in its history. 40.3 million people, or 13% of the population, are age 65 and older. This segment of the population is projected to grow to 20% of the population in the coming years. The most surprising fact the…