How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

Newark, NJ-Incidents of abuse and neglect in nursing homes are far too common.  A fact that makes many people reluctant to place their aged or disabled loved into a long term care facility. But sometimes they have no alternative, and want to…

South Carolina Man Accused of Neglecting His Elderly Mother

Spartanburg, SC- Weak and often helpless seniors are easy targets for neglect and while this can happen in a nursing home it often happens in their own home by those they trust the most. A Spartanburg, South Carolina man was recently on trial…

New Federal Law Protects Elders from Financial Abuse

Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Seniors are vulnerable to many different abuses from physical and mental abuse to financial abuse at the hands of caretakers in their home and in long term care facilities. Financial abuse is a particularly rife and a new…

How to Prevent Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home

Atlanta, GA-The nurses and other staff members at nursing homes or assisted-care facilities are typically compassionate caretakers who place a premium on their patient’s care. But that isn’t to say there are not those out there who hurt,…

Anti-psychotic Drugs Overused in Nursing Homes

Newark, NJ-For the right person and the right reasons, anti-psychotic drugs are very beneficial. However these drugs are being overused among children and in nursing homes which can be detrimental to the patient and for elderly patients can…

Vermont Nursing Home Worker on Trial For Patient’s Death

Brattleboro, VT- The trial of a Brattleboro nursing home employee who is accused of giving one of her patient’s a fatal dose of insulin and stealing thousands of dollars from the woman’s bank account in 2009. As would be expected prosecuting…

Connecticut Nursing Home Citied for Opiate Overdose

Fairfield, CT- Connecticut nursing home are facing scrutiny and fines after one patient was accidentally overdosed and two other patients suffered broken bones. Cambridge Manor was fined $1,388 after a patient was rushed to the hospital because…

Oklahoma Lawmakers Introduce Legislation That Benefits Nursing Homes in Cases of Abuse

Oklahoma City, OK- The population of nursing homes in expected to increase 40 percent over the next decade. This is time when legislators should be passing additional protections for residents of long-term care facilities. Instead, lawmakers…

Nursing Home Falls; A Cautionary Tale

Los Angeles, CA- Elderly residents of nursing homes can be unsteady on their feet, and they are prone to falling. For a younger person, a fall is not so dangerous, but to a senior, a fall can be lead to broken bones and other serious injuries.…

Staffing in New Jersey Nursing Homes a Problem

Newark, NJ- Having adequate staffing is problem in any type of business, but for nursing homes and other long term care facilities, having enough staff is critical. It could mean the difference between injury and death to a senior or disabled…