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Outright Abuse in Nursing Homes

Outright abuse in nursing homes occurs when staff members inflict physical, sexual, or emotional harm to residents. This makes outright abuse slightly different from nursing home neglect, which typically happens when a lack of care leads to harm. Thankfully, those hurt by neglect or outright abuse in nursing homes can pursue justice and compensation. What… Read More

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Litigating Nursing Home Abuse Cases

In some cases, cases of nursing home abuse can lead to litigation. Litigation is the process of filing a lawsuit. Past instances of nursing home litigation led to high payouts for victims, allowing them to afford medical treatment and start the healing process. Below, learn about nursing home litigation and how to take action. How… Read More

Overcrowding Led To Higher COVID-Nursing Home Deaths of Black and Hispanic Residents in Illinois

Overcrowding in Illinois nursing homes caused more Hispanic and Black residents to die of COVID-19 when compared to residents of other races, according to a new report. Other studies also found that overcrowding and racial disparities led to more COVID-19 deaths among minorities in nursing homes. If nursing homes failed to protect your loved one,… Read More

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At What Age Is It Considered Elder Abuse?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines elder abuse as mistreatment of a victim who is 60 years or older. That said, different types of elder abuse pose a higher risk to older adults depending on their age. Learn how age plays a role in elder abuse. Elder Abuse & Ages of Victims… Read More

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Abuse and Neglect Training in Nursing Homes

More nursing homes are investing in abuse and neglect training to combat harmful situations. The training is usually provided to nursing home employees, but it can also be given to medical providers and nurses. Abuse and neglect training aims to prevent cases of senior neglect in nursing homes, and has a track record of success… Read More

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New York Nursing Homes Failed To Protect Residents From Coronavirus

A recent report from the Attorney General of New York found that nursing homes in the state didn’t do enough to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also found that the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may have underreported the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. N.Y. Attorney General… Read More

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Elder Abuse by Family Members vs. Nursing Home Staff Members

Elder abuse is extremely dangerous, whether it is committed by nursing home staff members or family members. Elder abuse can physically, emotionally, or financially harm older adults, and can even lead to death. See how you can take action against both elder abuse by family members and nursing home abuse. Differences Between Elder Abuse and… Read More

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Mandated Reporting Laws for Elder Abuse

Mandated elder abuse reporting laws require individuals to report cases where an older American may have been abused or neglected. These laws typically affect nursing home staff members, medical professionals, and other caretakers. All states have mandated elder abuse reporting laws. Reporting can help to save lives, especially when a senior is in a dangerous… Read More

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Elder Abuse Restraining Orders

Older Americans may file a restraining order against a caregiver or a family member who has abused them. They should gather the evidence needed to meet the burden of proof and contact a local law enforcement agency. Elder abuse restraining orders can save lives. Restraining Orders for Elder Abuse Explained A restraining order is a… Read More

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Government Ends Coronavirus Ban on Nursing Home Visits

Nursing homes are opening to visitors again after an announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). New rules will be put in place to protect nursing home residents and visitors from the coronavirus. Both residents and visitors need to stay aware of the new precautions so that they can stay safe. Nursing… Read More