Nursing Homes in South Carolina Don’t Provide Adequate One-on-One Care

Greenville, SC- When you have to choose a South Carolina nursing home, there are a number of things a person must consider. Staffing should be chief among their concerns since having inadequate staff can put a vulnerable adult at risk of being…

Without Past Legislation Nursing Home Abuse Would be Larger Epidemic

Chicago, IL- We often discuss he prevalence and horrors of nursing home abuse and neglect. While it is still a widespread problem across the country, it was a much worse problem before the 80s when legislators passed a set of protections to…

How Can I Tell if My Loved One is Being Abused or Neglected in a Nursing Home?

Louisville, KY- Currently, there are over 3 million people living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Many of these residents are elderly, frail, suffer from cognitive disorders such as dementia and are unable to take care…

Nursing Home Neglect Can Have Long-Term Consequences for a Resident’s Health

Rochester, NY- A health issue is troubling for anyone regardless of their age, but for a senior one illness or a serious health concern can have serious ramifications. And in the worst case can hasten their death. When a family puts their loved…

New York CNA Admits to Breaking Nursing Home Resident’s Arm

Albany, NY- The greatest fear many families have when they placed their aging relatives in a nursing home is that they will be harmed. For a family in Albany, New York, that fear came true after a certified nursing assistant admitted to breaking…

New York Nursing Homes Among the Worst in Northeast Region

Rochester, NY- In study from last fall, a Florida non-profit raked nursing home facilities in the state among the worst in the Northeast, giving the state an “F” for the quality of care residents receive. New York was one among the only…

For Some Nursing Home Abuse Cases Die with the Victim

Clark County, NV-When an elderly or disabled loved one is abused in a nursing home or other long term care facility, they have courses of action they can take. They can file a formal complaint to their state ombudsman, who can decide if the…

Who is More Vulnerable to Elder Abuse and Neglect?

Clark County, NV- The elderly population in the U.S. is growing and is expected to double over the next decade. This means that the population of nursing homes will also increase significantly, putting more residents at risk of being abused…

Overview of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Denver, CO- In the various articles posted on this site we often mention long-term care ombudsman. But those new to the world of long-term care may not understand what role the Ombudsman plays in the quality of care their loved ones receive…

Lawsuit Alleges Chronic Understaffing at Georgia Nursing Home

Athens, GA- A Georgia man alleges the Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains is chronically understaffed and short on supplies, leading to diminished care for himself and other residents at the facility. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of…