Nov 30

Do Nursing Home Residents Get the Palliative Care they Deserve?

A recent U.S.  study has many people asking – “do nursing home residents get the palliative care they deserve?” It seems that many nursing home residents who are eligible for palliative care, or who could benefit from it, do not receive it in the way they should.  Let’s take a closer look at what research […]

Oct 10

Florida Officials Still Investigating Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma

Florida officials are still investigating a series of nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma knocked out power and downed trees.  Long-term care facilities across Florida prepped for Hurricane Irma by stocking up on food, medical supplies, and water.  Now there are questions about why one nursing home, The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, experienced the […]

Jun 13

Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?

A Texas news station, KRIS 6 News, has recently wrapped up an investigation into whether veterans are knowingly placed in harm’s way at a Texas nursing home.  According to the investigation, the U.S.  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has continued to place veterans in The Palms Rehabilitation and Nursing in Corpus Christi despite a series […]

Apr 26

Texas Nursing Home Employee Arrested for Injuring the Elderly

A 23-year-old Texas nursing home employee has been arrested for injuring the elderly after he reportedly played a “joke” on an elderly resident that vehemently crossed ethical lines.  Someone who received disturbing images from the employee via Snapchat took a screenshot and reported the incident.  This led to the employee’s suspension from his employer, Windsor […]

Mar 03

How Big a Problem is Rape in Nursing Homes?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you prepare yourself for the reality of their aging, health, disabilities, and the possibility of their passing in the future.  In this article titled “How Big a Problem is Rape in Nursing Homes?” we will discuss something you can’t prepare for – your loved one […]

Feb 01

The Relationship Between Nursing Home Abuse and Crime

Nursing homes are required by law to provide quality care and protect residents from harm.  Recently, we were asked about the relationship between nursing home abuse and crime.  Protecting residents from harm is often viewed as preventing bedsores, falls, or illness.  But what about protecting residents from criminals, employees with a criminal record, or fellow […]

Nov 18

Texas Nursing Homes Cited for Negligence

Texas Nursing Homes Cited for Negligence

Five Texas nursing homes have been cited for inappropriate touching, malnourishment, and negligence following an investigation by CBS19.  The investigation began after a series of complaints were filed against nursing homes in Tyler and Longview.  Digging deeper into the complaints, CBS19 investigators discovered five nursing homes had countless citations and dangerously low scores from the […]

Sep 23

Nursing Home Substance Abuse

Nursing Home Substance Abuse

There is a common misconception that substance abuse is not a factor among people who are elderly or disabled. The fact is, nursing home substance abuse is a very real consideration, and one that is gaining increasing attention. Many nursing homes fail to address issues like substance abuse when they admit residents or create care […]

Aug 10

Nursing Home Lawsuit Alleges Financial Exploitation

Nursing Home Lawsuit Alleges Financial Exploitation

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you may be interested in a recent lawsuit case filed against a Florida nursing home.  Filed in June of 2016, the nursing home lawsuit alleges financial exploitation totaling more than $2 million.  As one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse, financial exploitation […]

Jul 06

Nursing Home Abuse Common Between Residents

Nursing Home Abuse Common Between Residents

Nursing home abuse occurs at an alarmingly high rate with many factors contributing to abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  While it is commonly assumed that most abuse occurs at the hands of care providers, new research shows that nursing home abuse is common between residents as well, and at a disturbing level.  In what is being […]