Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing Home Residents and Bed Sores

Bed sores, or pressure sores, are painful pressure ulcers that occur after prolonged periods of inactivity and are often a sign of neglect. Unfortunately, bed sores occur regularly among nursing home residents who are neglected by inattentive staff members. Although… Read More

How to Recognize Psychological Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly residents in nursing homes are at risk of several forms of abuse that can cause them serious harm. However, psychological abuse is often more subtle than physical or emotional abuse and may be difficult to identify when it occurs. If someone… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Identifying the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

In this month’s issue of the PKSD Newsletter, we discuss nursing home abuse and the signs that can help you identify when it has occurred to your loved one. Types of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse accounts for a wide range of malicious behavior… Read More

Elopement in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

PKSD has represented families who have lost loved ones due to unsafe wandering and elopement. Elopement and unsafe wandering in nursing homes and assisted living facilities occurs when a resident leaves a facility without the supervision or knowledge… Read More

Woman Found Dead After Wandering from Nursing Home

An 88-year-old woman was found dead on Saturday after wandering outside of her nursing home in Rice Lake, Wisc. The Rice Lake Police Department was first alerted to the missing woman after receiving a call at 3:35 a.m. on Saturday about her absence from… Read More

Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes More Prevalent than Thought

A CNN investigation has revealed sexual abuse committed against residents of nursing homes is significantly more common than originally thought. Since 2000, there have been more than 16,000 sexual abuse claims among nursing home residents and those residing… Read More

Investigators Find Neglect in Nursing Home Death

A Minnesota nursing home has been charged with neglect after a resident died from injuries she sustained after falling onto a concrete sidewalk outside of the facility. Minnesota’s Office of Health Facilities Complaints (OHFC) concluded its investigation… Read More

Poor Hygiene in Nursing Homes is a Form of Abuse

When nursing homes do not practice proper sanitation, residents become vulnerable to bacteria and germs that can cause serious health complications and wreak havoc on their immune systems. This form of nursing home abuse can take place when residents… Read More

Elder Financial Abuse: What You Need to Know

Residents of nursing homes are often targeted for abuse and financial fraud. If you have a loved one who is a senior citizen living in a nursing home, it is important that you are able to identify signs of abuse or fraud. Instances of financial abuse… Read More

How Nursing Homes Cover Up Deadly Infection Outbreaks

A recent investigation by Reuters found that vague rules give healthcare providers too much leeway in reporting outbreaks of deadly infections, often allowing for information about these outbreaks to be kept from the public. In one instance uncovered… Read More

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