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Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of Diabetic Resident

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, is a growing health problem. People with diabetes require intensive treatments to reduce their risk of developing complications such as stroke, heart disease, and hypertension. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents with diabetes do not receive the level of specialized care needed to prevent fatal… Read More

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The Disturbing Rise in Nursing Home Staff Harassment Against Residents

Nursing home harassment rates are on the rise as staff disrespect elders and share inappropriate photos on social media. Vulnerable nursing home residents deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Although everyone has a right to humane treatment, this right is often violated in nursing homes. Sadly, incidents of harassment, abuse, and neglect in… Read More

Wrongful Death Suit Against South Carolina Nursing Home Latest in Series of Negligence Claims

A man is suing Mount Pleasant Manor, a nursing home in South Carolina, for the death of his brother who was a resident there. The wrongful death suit alleges that nursing home negligence resulted in serious injuries to the resident, ultimately causing his death. While this is a serious claim against the nursing home, Mount… Read More

Miami Nursing Home Executive Convicted in $1 Billion Medicare Scheme

Florida businessman, Philip Esformes, has been convicted in a massive Medicare fraud scheme. The scheme defrauded Medicare over a billion dollars by taking advantage of vulnerable nursing home residents. Philip Esformes, a Miami Beach health care executive, was recently found guilty in the largest Medicare fraud case in history. Esformes ran his scheme for 18… Read More

Investigations Find VA Nursing Homes Have Poor Standard of Care

Concerns about the quality of care at VA nursing homes have prompted recent investigations, uncovering severe issues of neglect and abuse at these facilities. Although the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims to provide high-quality care, recent investigations discovered widespread abuse and mistreatment of veterans in VA nursing homes. Dozens of VA homes… Read More

Sacramento Nursing Home Hit With $42.5 Million Verdict in Abuse Lawsuit

Eskaton FountainWood, a Sacramento nursing home, is being held responsible for its direct role in the abuse and subsequent death of resident Barbara Lovenstein. Barbara died due to health complications from being routinely drugged with Ativan by Eskaton FountainWood’s staff. The jury sided with the plaintiff’s family, finding that Eskaton FountainWood must pay $42.5 Million… Read More

The Threat of Superbugs in Nursing Homes

The elderly are a vulnerable group of people and those who live in nursing homes have a higher exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These types of germs are called superbugs and they can cause serious infections that are difficult or impossible to treat. The spread of germs in nursing homes is a common problem, however, the… Read More

Ohio Implements Mandatory Reporting on Elder Abuse

Ohio Implements Mandatory Elder Abuse Reporting

Ohio’s Adult Protective Services has changed their requirements for reporting suspected elder abuse. Several professionals and service people will now hold a legal responsibility to report suspected abuse to protect vulnerable elders from harm. New legislation in Ohio has expanded a list of individuals who are required by law to report suspected elder abuse. Certain… Read More

Understaffing in nursing homes

Nursing Home Understaffing Leads to Poor Quality Care and Elder Abuse

Understaffing and unqualified staffing in nursing homes put elderly residents at risk of neglect and abuse. Understaffing in nursing homes is a common problem with severe consequences. Nursing home regulations are in place to protect helpless residents from neglect and abuse. However, nursing homes with too few staff or staff that are unqualified frequently receive… Read More

Complex Care for Seniors

Seniors Require Complex Care and Face Higher Health Risks

As people age, their needs change. Seniors develop new needs as they get older and require complex care to minimize health risks. Seniors who don’t receive proper complex care are at risk of injury, illness and death. Complex care in seniors creates challenges that must be accommodated, regardless of where the person lives. Many people… Read More