Financial Exploitation One of the Many Abuses Nursing Home Residents Face

Denver, CO- Financial exploitation is among the many abuses that the elderly face in nursing homes. Seniors lose billions of dollars to unscrupulous nursing home employees and scam artists willing to take advantage of a vulnerable elderly person. When…

Oklahoma Law Requiring Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for Nursing Home Employees in Effect

Oklahoma City, OK- Elderly persons are among the most vulnerable citizens and often face abuse and neglect while living in a nursing home. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 22 percent of nursing home residents are…

Sexual Abuse Among the Dangers Nursing Home Residents Face

Greenville, SC- Deciding that an elderly loved one needs to be placed in a nursing home is difficult for many families. They first must choose the right South Carolina nursing home, which takes careful research, then hope they don’t come to…

Ten People Charged for “Pervasive” Neglect of Patient in New York Nursing Home

Rochester, NY- Ten people who worked at a Rochester nursing home have been charged by the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after a hidden camera revealed “a pattern of pervasive neglect,” within the home. Two nurses, four certified nursing…

Police Investigate South Carolina Nursing Home for Abuse

Rock Hill, SC- A Rock Hill nursing home is facing an investigation amid allegations that a staff member abused a resident. Police say that a caregiver at the Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Centers on McDow Drive allegedly grabbed a resident…

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect by the Numbers

Denver, CO- In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau found that elderly persons aged 65 and above accounted for 13 percent of the overall population. And the number of seniors is poised to double over the next two decades. While some of this aging population…

Florida Lawmakers Move to Reduce Liability in Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Tallahassee, FL- When a family puts their loved one a nursing home the fear that person will be abused or neglected weighs heavily on their minds. If abuse or neglect should occur, the elderly and their families at least have a legal recourse…

South Carolina Legislators May Approve Bill to Allow “Granny Cams”

Greenville, SC- A bill that would allow South Carolina residents of nursing homes to install hidden cameras in their rooms has advanced in a Senate subcommittee and could become law. The bill entitled, Electronic Monitoring of a Resident's…

Illinois Teens Accused of Abusing and Videotaping Nursing Home Resident

Chicago, IL- Two teens have been arrested and charged for abusing and videotaping a resident of the Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles. St. Charles Police announced Friday that Chemyra Barnett and Jacqueline Santos, both 18 have been each…

Neglect and Abuse Cause the Elderly to Fear Nursing Homes

Denver, CO- The elderly resist nursing homes for a number of reasons but recent research from the U.K. shows that chief among their concerns is abuse and neglect. The study conducted last fall on behalf of DEMOS, an elder advocacy group in…