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Nursing Home Neglect

When are Nursing Homes Liable for Injuries from Falls?

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because of this, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities have a duty to help protect elderly individuals from… Read More

7 Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect too often goes unnoticed, compromising the health, safety and happiness of residents. Knowing the warning signs to look for will help you uncover nursing home neglect and take action against negligent caregivers to protect your loved… Read More

Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Negligence

This summer, five Connecticut nursing homes were fined a minimum of $1,500 for neglecting residents and allowing serious injuries, including one death. Last month, state health officials fined Gardner Heights Health Care Center $3,000 after a resident… Read More

Nursing Homes Being Accused of Patient Dumping

Elder abuse advocates are accusing nursing homes of a practice called "patient dumping," wherein those who are most vulnerable are being evicted from facilities. Resident allies who spoke with the Associated Press suggest that nursing home residents… Read More

Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited for Abuse and Neglect

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has fined seven nursing homes throughout Connecticut at least $1,200 for incidents that include verbal abuse, medication errors and injuries. Madison House in Madison was fined nearly $4,000 for citations in… Read More

Nursing Home Murder Case Could Make Way for Arbitration Cases

One month after celebrating her 100th birthday, a woman was murdered by her roommate at Brandon Woods nursing home in South Dartmouth, Mass. Now, her son will go before a state court and argue that the arbitration agreement he signed should not be upheld… Read More

Incidents of Nursing Home Neglect Result in Fines to Facility

When it becomes necessary to place a loved one in a nursing home, the task of finding a place for that person to live can be long and difficult. There is an assumption that many may have that after putting in time and energy to find a place that seems… Read More

Death in Elderly Often The Result of Falls

Nursing home neglect can take many forms and result in multiple outcomes. It is possible that the failure to properly monitor a nursing home resident could lead to a resident injuring him or herself in a fall. While a fall may not impact younger individuals… Read More

Infections in nursing homes

Infections in nursing homes are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, frequent hospitalizations, pain, a rapid decline in cognitive and physical functioning, and often death. As such, nursing homes are required to have a heightened awareness… Read More

State fines nursing homes for maltreatment of residents

Most individuals are concerned about the care their loved ones receive. It may be this sentiment that prompts some residents of the state of Connecticut to place someone for whom they are responsible for, into a nursing home. In these types of settings… Read More