Category: Nursing Home Neglect

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5 Alarming Cases of Nursing Home Abuse and Their Fights for Justice

Nursing home abuse takes place every day and comes in many forms. At times, victims may feel hopeless in reporting and seeking legal help after experiencing nursing home abuse. However, these 5 recent examples show that justice is possible for those affected. 1. New York Attorney General Holds Nursing Home Accountable for Fraud and Neglect… Read More

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Nursing Home Inspection Reports Reveal Deficiencies Across the U.S.

The Nursing Home Inspect tool from ProPublica, an independent nonprofit news organization, allows people to easily access data about nursing home abuse, neglect, or other shortcomings in their state. Updated monthly with information in reports provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the tool reveals a concerning trend in inadequate care at… Read More

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U.S. Senate Hearing Reveals Concerns for State Nursing Home Inspections

In May 2023, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to investigate the nursing home inspection system. The results were disheartening that may only worsen without immediate action from nursing homes and the federal inspection system. The committee found that most states have a backlog for nursing home inspections. The top driving… Read More

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Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Nursing Home Residents’ Rights to Pursue Lawsuits

In November 2022, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Health and Hospital Corporation v. Talevski. The case, filed by Ivanka Talevski, argues that her husband’s rights detailed in the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act were violated while he was a resident of one of Health and Hospital Corporation’s nursing homes.… Read More

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COVID-19 Emergency Status to End, but Nursing Home Conditions Remain Dire

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges and changes to the healthcare industry, particularly in nursing homes. These facilities were the center of the highest COVID-19 infection rates and deaths. As a result, staffing shortages in nursing homes skyrocketed, putting thousands of residents at risk of nursing home abuse and neglect. Since the Biden-Harris… Read More

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State of the Nursing Home Staffing Crisis in 2023

In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated staffing shortages in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Staff burnout seemed to hit an all-time high, and many caregivers left the industry entirely, causing nurse-to-patient ratios to skyrocket. Now three years after the first reports of COVID-19 in the United States, staffing shortages continue at… Read More

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Residents’ Rights Month: Raising Awareness for Nursing Home Abuse Justice

Annually throughout October, long-term care facilities, nurses, and caregivers honor Residents’ Rights Month. Created by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice), the event is a time to celebrate the dignity of long-term care facility residents and raise awareness of the rights they are entitled. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting nursing… Read More

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Abuse and Neglect Training in Nursing Homes

More nursing homes are investing in abuse and neglect training to combat harmful situations. The training is usually provided to nursing home employees, but it can also be given to medical providers and nurses. Abuse and neglect training aims to prevent cases of senior neglect in nursing homes, and has a track record of success… 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