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The Growing Concern Over Elder Care

There is a common misconception that if an elderly patient suffers as a result of medical malpractice, there is little that can be done legally. This belief leads to many physician’s being let ...
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The Frightening Truth About Nursing Homes and Medical Malpractice

Each year, millions of families are faced with the heart wrenching decision of having to place an elderly loved one into the care of a nursing home. Busy lives and work schedules sometimes give adult ...
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Nursing Home Abuse in Pennsylvania

Families for Better Care is an organization devoted to promoting better nursing home care for the elderly across the nation. Its Nursing Home Report Cards ranks the quality of these facilities based ...
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Connecticut Gets a “D” Overall Grade in Nursing Home Care

Families for Better Care is a non-profit organization made of up citizens who advocate better care for those who are confined to nursing homes and other senior care facilities. This group works to ...
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Nursing Home Fined $36,000 For Deficiencies

A Florida nursing home was recently fined $36,000 by the state for the way it handled an allegation of sexual abuse. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration found in an inspection that the ...
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Employee Being Investigated For Sexually Assaulting Resident

In Kentucky, a Lexington man is being investigated after complaints of nursing home abuse were filed against him on behalf of an elderly woman. Police report that an 87 year old woman who was a ...
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Woman Charged With Nursing Home Abuse After a Woman Died In Her Care

While it may seem like nursing home abuse is everywhere, the truth is that the majority of nursing home abuse cases will go unreported. Sadly this means that there are many elderly patients who are ...
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Coroner Granted Permission to Do Spot Checks, Hopefully Preventing Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

In Arkansas actions are being taken to protect nursing home residents from abuse and neglect, to tackle the area’s nursing home neglect problem, and to ensure that the elderly are being properly ...
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Worker At Nursing Home Accused of Verbal & Physical Abuse

In Tarrytown, New York, a worker has been accused of nursing home abuse. There have been reports of violence and verbal abuse filed with the Tarrytown Police by the Tarrytown Hall Care Center. The NYS ...
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Nursing Homes Offer Shelter To Victims Of Elder Abuse

With all of the horrifying stories of nursing home abuse and neglect that are in the news every day, it is good to hear stories of people who are taking steps to protect the elderly from these kinds ...
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Hospital Refuses To Report Nursing Home Abuse

In order to minimize and eradicate elder abuse, people who come into contact with the elderly on a regular basis need to be attuned to recognizing the signs of abuse. Abuse often goes unreported ...
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Nursing Home Abuse May Be Tied To High Hospitalization Rates

Elderly people do not always have full control of their own medical care. Very often the elderly are dependent on family members or caregivers to make doctor’s appointments, get to them, receive ...
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Jury Awards $90.5 Million To Family Of Nursing Home Abuse Victim

In 2010 a man filed the nursing home abuse lawsuit on behalf of his 87-year-old mother, against Manor Care Inc., Heartland Employment Services LLc, HCR Manor Care Services Inc., and Health and ...
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Understaffing Is A Major Contributing Factor To The Problem Of Nursing Home Abuse

Horror stories detailing shocking instances of nursing home abuse make the difficult decision of entrusting the care of a loved to a nursing home even more difficult. The National Center on Elder ...
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Oklahoma Law Allowing Nursing Home Residents To Have Cameras In Rooms

A Texas law that allows for cameras in the homes of nursing home residents in order to protect them from abuse and negligence, theft, and other infractions has been in place for several years. The law ...
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Bed Sores as A Sign Of Nursing Home Neglect

Bedsores can be easy to overlook but they can actually be a sign of abuse or neglect. Bedsores occur when there is constant pressure to the skin and can go down to the bone if they become serious ...
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Ohio Nursing Home Placed On Federal Watch List for Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home facilities are supposed to provide excellent care and support for individuals who are no longer able to live on their own and need extra attention. Because elderly residents are so ...
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Nursing Home Staff Accused Of Neglect After Several Residents Die

A second death occurred in a Minneapolis nursing home where attempts were not made to resuscitate the resident. A report was released in February which showed evidence of neglect and failure on the ...
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Wisconsin Tort Reform Making Nursing Home Abuse Cases Complicated

Nursing home abuse is an egregious abuse of the trust that patients and their families place in the facilities and their caregivers. When you entrust the care of a family member or loved one to a ...
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