Nursing Home Abuse

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When Can a Nursing Home Be Liable for Wandering Residents Who Get Injured?

A lot of nursing home residents are prone to wandering, and this could lead to serious or even life-threatening injury. Residents could suffer heat stroke during the summer, frostbite during the winter, fall injuries because of a tripping hazard or uneven… Read More

What You Should Know About the Increased Risk for Elder Abuse Around the Holidays

Many nursing homes have trouble staffing their facilities throughout the year due to the grueling hours and physical demands of the job. However, around the holiday season, this becomes even more of a challenge. When there is a reduction in the number… Read More

Are Twin Cities Nursing Home Complaints Being Covered Up?

There are thousands of reports of nursing home abuse and neglect in Minnesota’s Twin Cities that are not investigated by the Department of Health, according to an investigation by a local news station. The lack of investigation means the complaints are… Read More

Caretaker at New Mexico Nursing Home Faces Criminal Charge for Dragging a Dementia Patient

A caretaker at The Montecito Santa Fe was captured on video yanking an 89-year-old patient from where she was seated and dragging her through the facility’s lounge area.  Other staff members who witnessed the caretaker’s violent behavior reported it… Read More

Staff Arrested for Running a Dementia Fight Club in Assisted Living Facility

Earlier this month, three female employees of the Danby House, an assisted living facility in North Carolina, were arrested and accused of starting their own fight club using the facility’s dementia patients. The patients were forced to punch each other… Read More

How Can Families Protect Loved Ones When Nursing Home Neglect Injuries Are Underreported?

Approximately 6,600 cases of nursing home neglect or abuse were not reported in 2016, according to a watchdog report prepared by auditors with the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office. This represents about 18 percent of the 37,600 instances… Read More

Why Understaffing is a Major Problem in Nursing Homes

The statistics related to understaffing in nursing homes are startling. According to Nursing Home Abuse Guide, forty-six percent of nurses have excessive workloads in nursing homes. More than 90 percent of all nursing homes in the country are understaffed.… Read More

Risk Factors for Dehydration and Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Malnutrition and dehydration are serious threats in nursing home facilities that can result in infections, muscle weakness and confusion. Below, we discuss the dangerous side effects of dehydration and malnutrition and what signs to look out for. If… Read More

Factors of Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Not all abuse is physical. Emotional abuse can be just as degrading and damaging to a person’s health. If your elderly loved one has experienced emotional abuse in his or her nursing home facility, you may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit. The experienced… Read More

Are Nurse Staffing Ratios in Long-Term Care Facilities Safe?

If you have a loved one living in either a long-term care home (LTC) or skilled nursing facility (SNF), you want to know they are happy, well-cared for and safe. However, that confidence could be tested when you discover that today’s nurse staffing ratio… Read More

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