Nursing Home Abuse Blog

The Dangers of Wandering in Nursing Homes

When patients are left to wander throughout a nursing home on their own, the risk of suffering a serious injury is increased. This is especially true if the entrances and exits to the facility and other restricted areas are not properly secured to prevent… Read More

CNN Investigation: Nursing Home Sexual Abuse an “Unchecked Epidemic”

A recent CNN investigation found a staggering number of allegations of sexual abuse in America’s nursing homes. Yet many of those allegations are largely unreported and uninvestigated. According to the Administration for Community Living, more than 16,000… Read More

Forced Arbitration Banned in Federally Funded Nursing Homes

In late September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the regulator of nursing homes across the country, announced a major rule change that will bring greater rights to more than 1.5 million nursing home residents. Beginning on Nov.… Read More

Nursing Home Employee Arrested for Stealing $13K from Residents

Last Wednesday, a 49-year-old former Medicaid coordinator of a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in North Miami was arrested for the alleged theft of more than $13,000 from three residents of the facility. The former employee of Claridge House… Read More

One in Five Nursing Home Residents Experience Resident-on-Resident Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse is surprisingly common, though many instances are from a source many would not suspect: another resident. A recently published study found that approximately one in five nursing home residents has suffered resident-on-resident abuse.… Read More

Elder Abuse in Florida on the Rise

Reports indicated that verified claims of elder abuse in Florida have increased an alarming 74 percent since 2011. A total of 2,525 verified cases occurred in 2015. Over the past five years, more than 800 individuals have been charged with neglect and… Read More

Florida Nursing Home Resident Left in Sun, Dies

A Pinellas Park, Florida, nursing home is under investigation for the death of a wheelchair-bound resident who suffered dehydration, second-degree burns and blistering after being left in the sun for several hours. According to police, the 65-year-old… Read More

Registered Nurses Better Able to Identify Medication Errors

A new study has revealed that registered nurses (RNs) may be better equipped than licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to discover high risk medication discrepancies that could endanger nursing home residents.The study was carried out by researchers at the… Read More

Nursing Home Employees Post Photos of Elder Abuse to Social Media

A report co-published by ProPublica and The Washington Post reveals that nursing home employees are violating patients rights by posting embarrassing and inappropriate photos of residents on social media. Privacy Violations The investigation uncovered… Read More

Nursing Home Residents Are Often Carriers of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

A recent study has found that a small percentage of nursing home residents carry a multi-drug resistant bacteria without showing any signs or symptoms. When they are admitted to the hospital, they can unknowingly spread this often deadly, drug-resistant… Read More

 

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