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Nursing Home Abuse

Strategies Used by Nursing Home Staff Members to Conceal Neglect and Abuse

One thing victims and families of victims of nursing home abuse may encounter is staff members at the facility attempting to cover it up. This can be one of the big challenges of pursuing a nursing home abuse case. When perpetrators, administrators, staff… Read More

Nursing Home Residents Who Have a High Risk of Being Abused

Any nursing home resident could suffer physical, verbal or psychological abuse, no matter how healthy he or she is. However, some residents have a higher risk of being abused because of their physical or cognitive limitations. Family members of these… Read More

Can a Nursing Home Be Held Liable for Abuse or Neglect?

Nursing homes have an obligation to ensure the patients under their care are receiving the treatment they require. If a resident is deprived of the treatment he or she needs, it may result in the resident suffering serious injury or death. Depending on… Read More

Protect Your Loved One from Elder Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly residents in nursing homes can be subjected to various types of abuse. One unfortunately common form of abuse is financial abuse, where someone misuses or illegally uses a resident’s funds, assets or properly. If you suspect an elderly loved… Read More

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Patients Residing in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), just over 50 percent of nursing home residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These residents have unique needs that require knowledgeable caregivers. Unfortunately,… Read More

Serious Nursing Home Abuse Cases Often Not Reported to Police

More than one-quarter of serious cases of nursing home abuse are not reported to the police, according to an alert released by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health and Human Services. The findings are part of an ongoing audit… Read More

Consumer Groups Gear Up in Last Fight for Arbitration Ban

More than 75 consumer, health and advocacy groups have joined together to form the Fair Arbitration Now Coalition in an effort to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from reversing a previous ruling that banned the use of pre-dispute… Read More

How Do Understaffed Nursing Homes Affect Patients?

Federal and state laws require nursing homes to provide quality care to their residents to help them maintain or enhance their quality of life. Unfortunately, a lot of facilities do not have enough staff members to consistently provide the care that nursing… Read More

CNN Finds That More Than 1,000 Nursing Homes Mishandled Sexual Abuse of Residents

From 2013 to 2016, the federal government cited more than 1,000 nursing homes for mishandling sexual assault allegations or failing to take appropriate steps to prevent sexual assault, according to a comprehensive analysis by CNN. Almost 100 of these… Read More

What You Need to Know About Reporting Elder Abuse in Connecticut

According to the Administration of Aging (AOA), hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans are abused, exploited or neglected each year. Elder abuse can take many forms, including: Physical abuse, defined as intentional infliction of injury or pain.… Read More