Hidden Cameras Lead to Abuse Charges for 17 Staff Members of Nursing Home

Atlanta, GA- Seventeen employees of an upstate New York nursing home have been arrested and charged with abusing or neglecting a resident at the HighPointe on Michigan Health Care Facility, according to Buffalo police. A hidden camera in the…

Choosing an Atlanta Nursing Home for an Elderly Loved One

Atlanta, GA- When a family has to make the tough decision of placing their loved in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, they have the reasonable fear their loved one could be abused or neglected. But in many occasions there is no…

Three Georgia Nursing Home Employees Face Jail Time for Financial Exploitation of Residents

Atlanta, GA- Three former aides for an unnamed Georgia nursing home will be facing time in federal prison after they were convicted of numerous counts of identity theft and fraud. While working at a Georgia nursing home, the three certified…

Atlanta Woman Charged with Hitting Nursing Home Resident

Atlanta, GA- An Atlanta woman is facing assault and battery charges after she hit an elderly woman in her care earlier this week. Police say that early Wednesday morning, a staff member of the UniHealth Post Acute Care home witnessed one of…

Is Your Elderly Loved One Vulnerable to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Greenville, SC- As the population of seniors in the U.S. continues to grow, nursing homes will, over the next couple of decades, have to take in more residents. This will expose more and more elderly individuals at risk of being abuse or neglected…

Two Nursing Home Residents Beat to Death by another Resident

Houston, TX- Houston Police are investigating the deaths of two men who they say were bludgeoned by one of their roommates. A 56 year-old man is in custody awaiting charges according to Houston police spokesman Victor Senties. Police say the…

Medication Errors in Greenville Nursing Homes

Greenville, SC- Nursing home residents are often in poor health and have a whole list of medications they rely on their caregivers to administer properly. But sometimes nursing home staff unintentionally give residents the wrong medication or…

Prosecutors Drop Some Charges for Nursing Home Employee Accused of Assaulting Patient

Luzerne County, PA- Prosecutors decided not to charge a former nursing home employee with two counts of simple assault after she allegedly held down and put a pillow over the head of an elderly woman in the Guardian Elder Care Center in Nanticoke. Tanya…

Long-term Care Facilities Reduce Use of Antipsychotics

Denver, CO- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced that the use of antipsychotic drugs in long-term care facilities has decreased by 15 percent, meeting a goal the federally agency set in 2012. While it took longer…

Legislation Would Make Sex-Offender Notifications Mandatory for Nursing Homes

Cincinnati, OH- When a sex-offender moves into a neighborhood, residents within 1,000 feet of where they live are given notification. But the same thing isn’t true for nursing homes, and residents could be living in close proximity of a sex…