Preventing Abuse

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

Investigation Finds Georgia Facilities Fail to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Investigation Finds Georgia Facilities Failing to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

A recent investigation revealed the Department of Health and Human Services fined six Georgia facilities for failure to report cases of sexual abuse in nursing homes and protect its residents against sexual crimes. Underreporting of Sexual Abuse in Georgia Nursing Homes In at least half of the nursing homes investigated, the unreported sexual abuse occurred… Read More