Nursing Home Abuse

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4 Key Statistics on Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is rare, but it can be extremely damaging, both physically and mentally. Sexual abuse in nursing homes may be committed by anyone — staff, other residents, or even criminals who enter the facility illegally. Get important statistics on sexual abuse in nursing homes. Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes Explained Unwanted… Read More

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Nursing Homes Residents at Higher Risk of Coronavirus

Seniors who live in nursing homes may be at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. Nursing home residents are often in close contact which allows for easier viral spread. Nursing home staff members and residents must follow strict health guidelines to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Why are Nursing Home Residents at… Read More

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The Fast-Growing Crime of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse has grown significantly as the American population has aged. In fact, it is projected that elder abuse will be the fastest-growing crime through 2025. Elder abuse can lead to serious injuries or loss of savings due to financial scams. Senior citizens and their loved ones must be vigilant and watch for any signs… Read More

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Illinois Governor Launches Task Force to Combat High Rates of Elder Abuse

The Illinois Department on Aging received over 20,000 reports of elder abuse-related deaths last year. This number is disturbingly high, especially since many abuse cases go unreported. The State of Illinois has created an Elder Abuse Task Force to investigate the issue and look for ways to combat elder abuse statewide. Illinois Governor Says Enough… 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

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