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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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