Protecting Our Elders Priority for State Lawmakers

Cleveland, OH- It appears as though the shocking stories of nursing home abuse and neglect are finally getting the attention of state lawmakers across the country who have begun to draft and pass legislation intended to protect the elderly. The…

Nursing Home Owner Faces Neglect and Murder Charges

Sacramento, CA- The owner of small assisted living facility in Sacramento is accused of causing the death of one of her residents who died after her bedsores went untreated. Georgia Holzmeister, 88, lived at the Super Home Care facility which…

Lawmakers Push for Review of Nursing Home Trust Fund Regulations

Washington, D.C.- A story, appearing in USA Today last week, which focused  on rampant theft of nursing home trusts funds has caught the attention of federal lawmakers who are pushing for a review of federal regulations with the aim of better…

Delaware Nursing Assistant Placed Trash Bag over Head of Patient with Dementia

Sussex County, DE- There are a large number of nursing home residents that suffer from cognitive disorders such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. These patients are vulnerable to abuse which is clearly demonstrated in last week’s conviction of…

“Institutionlised Abuse” Leads to the Deaths of Five Seniors in UK Nursing Home

West Sussex, UK- The Orchard View Nursing Home in West Sussex, England is facing allegations of rampant abuse and neglect which led directly to the deaths of five residents with the potential number of victims totaling nineteen. The Telegraph…

Florida Lawmakers Working to Clampdown in Unlicensed Assisted Care Facilities

Miami, FL- Florida lawmakers are urging the Agency for Health Care Administration to quickly draft legislation that would allow the state to close down unlicensed assisted-care facilities. The urgency comes after reports from the Senate Children,…

Unscrupulous Nursing Home Employees Embezzle Hundreds of Thousands from Patient Trust Funds

Vicksburg, MS- Residents of nursing homes have to put a lot of trust in the staff and administrators of the facilities where they live. These residents entrust these facilities to take care of their needs and often oversee their money. When…

Nursing Home Inspections Halted in Government Shutdown

Miami, FL-The government shutdown, now in its 13th day, has far reaching effects. Federal employees have been furloughed and many services have been halted. While some aspects of the shutdown are annoyances to Americans, the elderly and sick…

Are Spy Cameras the Best Line of Defense in Case of Nursing Home Abuse?

Atlanta, GA-We would all like to think that when we put our elderly or disabled loved ones in a nursing home that they will be taken care of protected from abuse. But that isn’t always the case, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse…

Connecticut Becomes First State to Pass Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights

Hartford, CT- October is Nursing Home Resident Rights Month and in honor of that, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed the Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights, making the state the first to pass such a law. The signing ceremony was a victory…