Category: 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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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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Push for Cameras to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio

Cameras in nursing homes are becoming more common. Family members who suspect their loved ones are being abused have begun putting security cameras in nursing homes to monitor their care. For example, an Ohio man used surveillance to catch nine aides abusing his mother.  Two of the aides faced criminal charges. Son Discovers Nursing Home… Read More

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700 Allegations of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Georgia

A recent investigative report uncovered widespread nursing home abuse and neglect at some of Georgia’s most expensive facilities that went unreported. Families should know the warning signs and keep close watch over loved ones living in care facilities. Widespread Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Georgia Through its “Unprotected” investigative series, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)… Read More

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Elder Financial Abuse: Is Your Senior a Victim?

In August 2019, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor and her husband lost almost all of their life savings. Their caretaker stole more than $100,000 over nearly a decade. Elder financial abuse destroys the lives of thousands of seniors each year — particularly those in nursing homes who may be unable to care for themselves. Learn how… 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

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

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