Category: Nursing Home Neglect

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How the Talevski Supreme Court Case Could Impact Millions of U.S. Nursing Home Residents

On November 8, 2022, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Health and Hospital Corporation v. Talevski. Ivanka Talevski’s case argues that her husband’s rights were violated while he was a resident of one of Health and Hospital Corporation’s nursing homes. More than 20 briefs were filed to provide information… 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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Examples of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Nursing home abuse takes place every day and comes in many forms. By exploring recent examples of abuse and neglect in nursing homes, you can stay informed about this growing problem. You can also take steps to prevent the scenarios described below from happening to your loved one. See recent examples of nursing home abuse.… 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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The Threat of Superbugs in Nursing Homes

The elderly are a vulnerable group of people and those who live in nursing homes have a higher exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These types of germs are called superbugs and they can cause serious infections that are difficult or impossible to treat. The spread of germs in nursing homes is a common problem, however, the… Read More

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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

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Massachusetts AG Announces Fines on 7 Nursing Homes for Deaths and Injuries

The Massachusetts Attorney General has had enough. In March, Attorney General Maura Healey imposed fines of $30,000 to $200,000 on seven Massachusetts nursing homes that inadvertently killed five residents through systemic failures. One of the victims was Betsy Crane, a woman who resided at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, MA. Betsy fell… Read More