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Cellphone and Surveillance Videos Document Abuse Outside Racine Assisted Living Facility

Video footage from a surveillance camera and cellphone camera show a man being dragged, pushed and pulled on the grass and doused with liquid by two women wearing scrubs outside the Love of Caring assisted living home in Racine, Wisconsin last Thursday.… Read More

Minneapolis Nursing Home Resident Killed After Breathing Tube Error Cuts Off Oxygen

The Minnesota Department of Health just concluded its investigation into the Nov. 14 suffocation death of a 75-year-old resident of the Benedictine Health Center. Investigators blamed the resident's sudden death on a nurse's actions and the failure of… Read More

Former Staffer at Ohio Nursing Home Indicted for Felony Connected to Resident Death

On Wednesday, a woman from Old West End was indicted for a felony and two misdemeanors related to the death of a resident at Arbors at Oregon, a senior care center in Ohio. The felony charge is for involuntary manslaughter and the two misdemeanors are… Read More

Jeff Pitman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Santa Fe Nursing Home on Behalf of Victim's Estate

On Monday, the son of a former resident of Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home and the former director. The lawsuit claims the facility was negligent in caring for the victim's father… Read More

What Causes Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing home abuse is a shocking form of mistreatment of some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Victims and their families often wonder how such things happen. There are actually many factors that make nursing home abuse more likely. These… Read More

Assisted Living Facilities Struggle to Provide Care for Dementia Patients

The fastest-growing group of assisted living residents is those with different types of dementia, like Alzheimer's. This is partly because these facilities have marketed themselves to these kinds of patients. However, an analysis of inspection records… Read More

Severe Neglect at Nursing-Home Chain Run by Private-Equity Firm, the Carlyle Group

The Washington Post analyzed inspection records from the second-largest nursing-home chain in the nation, HCR ManorCare, and found that tens of thousands of residents were exposed to serious health risks. The chain went bankrupt in March, even though… Read More

Report Finds Blatant Disregard for Safety at Veterans Nursing Home in Massachusetts

In the spring, staff members at a Brockton, Massachusetts veterans nursing home knew federal investigators were coming to look for signs patients were being neglected. However, that did not stop some staff members from going to sleep during their shifts. Sleeping… Read More

Report in the Journal Gerontology Says Neglect Twice as Likely in For-Profit Nursing Homes

The journal Gerontology just released a report about health issues at for-profit nursing facilities. Researchers discovered the likelihood of residents suffering health issues because of poor care was nearly twice as high compared to residents of not-for-profit… Read More

Senior Living Resident Awarded $3.6 Million in Lawsuit Over Biting and Assault by Another Resident

A jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages to a 76-year-old senior living resident with dementia who was bitten and assaulted by another resident of Peregrine Senior Living in Aurora, Colorado. The Arapahoe County jury also awarded $600,000 in punitive… Read More

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