How Do Illinois Nursing Homes Measure Up?

Illinois- Illinois nursing homes are did not get very good grades when they were recently evaluated by a non-profit agency which advocates for residents of long –term care facilities. Out of the fifty states, facilities in Illinois ranked…

What Should I Do if I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse?

Newark, NJ- If you have noticed your aging loved one exhibiting the numerous signs of nursing home abuse, such as depression, dehydration, unexplained bruises or weight loss, you may be reaching panic mode. Not only are you concerned about the…

Overmedication as Restraint Plagues Nursing Home Residents

Menard, IL- Some residents in nursing homes need to be restrained because they pose a danger to themselves and others. While this is a legitimate use of restraint, there are instances in which nursing homes are using a restraint other than straps…

Are Backgrounds Check Important for Nursing Home Employees?

Menard, IL-The abuse and neglect of elders at home or long-term care facilities is a serious issue which has many facets. Some of these seniors are abused family members or other people close to them, but in many instances, they are abused by…

Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Diminished Health for the Elderly

Newark, NJ-Health is a major concern for all people, but for the elderly one health issue can lead to a serious illness and in the worst case can hasten their death. When a family puts their beloved senior in a nursing home they do so to ensure…

Are “Granny Cams” an Invasion of Privacy?

Chicago, IL-Families and state inspectors who suspect misdeeds such as abuse or petty thievery in a nursing home  will take steps to see what is actually going on behind the closed doors of a residents room by using a “ granny cam.” Those…

Nursing Home Elopement is Not Only Dangerous it Can be Deadly

Newark, NJ- The elderly are placed in nursing homes because they are vulnerable for one reason or another. The may have memory loss, suffer from Alzheimer’s, have a developmental disability and are unable to completely care for themselves.…

Is A Nursing Home Liable If a Resident Injures Another?

Menard, IL- The cases of abuse or neglect in nursing homes can be shocking and make a family want to avoid putting their aging loved one in a long-term care facility. But sometimes this isn’t feasible, and a family has no choice and must chose…

How Prevalent is Abuse and Neglect in Long-Term Care Facilities?

Newark, NJ- Millions of elderly and disabled individuals live in the long-term care facilities and nursing homes across the country. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there are 3.2 million people living in nursing homes while…

Nursing Home Administrator Faces Fine in Sexual Abuse Case

Des Moines, IA- When people place their elderly or disabled family members in a nursing home they have a reasonable expectation that they will protected from all sexual and physical abuse. One of the primary tasks of long-term care facility…