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…

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….

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…

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…

October 5, 2017

Nursing Home Abuse statistics

Over 1.6 million people live in licensed adult care facilities across the United States. Around 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, and an alarming 1 out of 4 of them is at risk of nursing home abuse or neglect. This study, along with others conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of…

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…

January 21, 2016

RI Nursing Homes on National Watch List For Major Quality Issues

Nursing home abuse occurs when physical or mental harm is caused to a nursing home resident from mistreatment or substandard facilities. To prevent this, nursing homes in Rhode Island are monitored by both federal and state agencies. The Centers for Medicine & Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the federal Department of Health and Human…