Nursing Home Abuse

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Brain Injuries in Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents are already in declining health, which is why brain injuries can be particularly debilitating. Severe brain injuries can cause blood clots and potentially fatal complications. These injuries could also increase the risk of developing… Read More

Critics Say Long-Term Care Ombudsman Not Advocating for Nursing Home Residents

Iowa's long-term care ombudsman is being criticized for not doing enough to advocate for the well-being of the state's 543,000 nursing home residents. For example, the ombudsman has not lobbied lawmakers about any bills for nursing home residents and… Read More

Ohio Nursing Home Has 4 Times as Many Health Citations as State Average

Eaglewood Care Center, a nursing home in Springfield, Ohio, has been cited 31 times for health violations, which is four times the state average of 6.2. The 31 citations include a citation for failing to respond to a patient who was suffering respiratory… Read More

Police Arrest Four Nursing Home Employees in Georgia and Wisconsin

Last week, three nursing home staff members in Georgia and one in Wisconsin were arrested and charged with a variety of crimes, including murder and fraud to obtain a controlled substance. The three nurses in Georgia were charged in connection with the… Read More

Man Killed After Wandering from an Assisted Living Group Home

A 65-year-old man was fatally struck by a motor vehicle after wandering from a Milwaukee assisted living group home. The victim was struck outside of Agape Supportive Living Services shortly before 6 a.m. on Feb. 15 at N. 68th St. and W. Capitol Drive.… Read More

Employee Discusses Poor Care at Shutdown Nursing Homes

In a recent local news interview, an anonymous employee discussed the conditions at two assisted living facilities that were shut down by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment last week. These facilities did not meet medical and safety… Read More

Senior Care Worker to Serve Three to Six Months in Jail for Elder Neglect

A senior care home operator at a facility in Rohnert Park, California, will serve a three to six-month jail sentence and be put on probation for three years for elder neglect that led to a resident's death. She is prohibited from operate a care home while… Read More

Illinois Department of Public Health Cites Seven Nursing Homes for Violations

Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) annual report revealed numerous violations at seven Quad-Cities-area nursing homes. The violations involved abuse and neglect of residents, including one case of accidental strangulation… Read More

What You Should Know About Home Health Care Abuse

As the population ages, more people are turning to home health care as a way to maintain some level of independence. Patients receive care in their homes instead of moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. While most home health workers… Read More

Analysis Shows Outsourcing Nursing Home Services Causes Poor Care

An analysis by Kaiser Health News (KHN) reveals that more than 11,000 nursing homes from across the nation are outsourcing a variety of goods and services. In many cases, these business arrangements are allowing outside companies to make millions while… Read More

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