Aug 11

Nursing Home Wrongful Death Laws Impact More than Just Elderly

Nursing homes and their employees are tasked with providing adequate care to the individuals whom they serve. As consumers, elderly individuals and their loved ones expect that care providers in nursing homes will be trained to handle daily tasks, recognize…Read More

Jul 24

Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development

Following a Scottish initiative to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by pressure ulcer development, a bio-engineering firm, HCi Viocare, is working to utilize sensor technology in mattresses and wheelchair cushions. Bedsores develop as a result of pressure…Read More

Jul 23

Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?

The state of Illinois is currently reviewing legislation, House Bill 2462, that would allow for cameras to be installed in nursing homes in order to provide regular monitoring to help combat and reduce nursing home abuse. The legislation has people…Read More

Jul 16

Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight

  Charles Ornstein and Lena Groeger of ProPublica wrote an article outlining the disparities in nursing home penalties and oversight as they vary state-by-state. Two separate instances of nursing home negligence were investigated: One instance was in Texas, while the…Read More

Jul 14

Obama Administration proposes new rules to modernize nursing home safety

The Obama Administration has proposed ideas to implement new rules that will help modernize nursing home safety. This will include rules that nursing homes must follow in order to be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The proposal includes everything…Read More

Jul 07

Law Firm Settles Case Involving Nursing Home Victim with Alzheimer’s Abused by Employee

Earlier this month, the Brown Wharton & Brothers Law Firm in Houston, Texas settled a case involving a 77-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who was physically abused by a nursing home worker. The 51-year-old nursing home employee was arrested on a charge…Read More

Jul 07

How to Select a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

People may need to go to a nursing home for a number of reasons that may include sickness, weakness, rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, or for around-the-clock care and supervision. In the United States alone, there are approximately 1.4…Read More

Jun 23

Facts about Falls in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1,800 nursing home patients die each year from fall-related injuries. Those who survive may sustain injuries or temporary or permanent disability. With more than 1.4 million adults age 65…Read More

Jun 23

5 Important Things to Know About Nursing Home Abuse

Many people research nursing homes each year and may eventually place their family member in a nursing home that can provide the type and amount of care, supervision, and stability that your loved one needs. We all hope that the…Read More

Jun 16

What is Nursing Home Abuse?

According to the 2010 Census Bureau, people age 65 and over comprised approximately 13% of the population. By 2050 it is projected that 20% of the population will be age 65+. Additionally, over 1.4 million elderly adults are currently living…Read More