North Carolina Nursing Home Cited after Patient Dies

Charlotte, NC- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has cited Champions Assisted Living in Porters Neck for failing to protect a resident from abuse after he was allegedly struck during an altercation with staff members. According…

Report Finds Medication Errors in Nearly Half of Florida Nursing Homes

Pasco County, FL- Elderly persons in general take more medications than any other age groups. According Medicaid data, 68 percent of nursing home residents take an average of nine medications every day, 32 percent take an average of 20 prescription…

Illinois Man Arrested for Assaulting Nursing Home Resident

Chicago, IL- Nursing homes are supposed to give elderly adults a place to live where they will receive the care they need and be protected from injury or harm. Sadly, Illinois nursing homes are not always safe havens where for the elderly. Aside…

The Grave Consequences of Nursing Home Elopement

Birmingham, AL- People typically don’t take putting their elderly loved ones in nursing home lightly, and they often place them in these facilities because they have no other choice. Nursing home residents may suffer from a cognitive disorder,…

Nursing Home Ordered to Pay $14 M for Resident’s Death

Danvers, MA- Nursing homes have an obligation to give care for their residents and assure they are safe from unnecessary injuries and abuse. That includes protecting them from falls, keeping them developing bed sores and getting them medical…

Infectious Disease Outbreaks Highlight Nursing Home Negligence

Birmingham, AL-Nursing home residents are at risk of contracting infectious diseases for a number of reasons. Their advanced age along with underlying chronic health issues and medications makes elders more susceptible to a host of diseases.…

Nursing Home Refuses to Cooperate with Sexual Abuse Investigation

Cook County, IL-If you have an elderly loved in a nursing home, you would expect that if your loved one was being neglected or abused, that facility would do whatever it takes to find out who the perpetrator is and keep residents safe from harm.…

Illinois Governor Declares July Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Cook County, IL- With nearly one in ten elders facing some form of abuse or neglect, an awareness needs to be raised. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn agrees and recently declared July as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. In the state…

Texas Nursing Homes Rank at the Bottom in Care Quality

Houston, TX- A recent survey by the AARP gave nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Texas very low marks for a number of metrics including the quality of care patients received and the overuse of anti-psychotics in facilities throughout…

Nursing Home Employees Plead Guilty to Neglect

Chicago, IL- Several nurses and nurse’s aides employed at an upstate New York nursing home have pleaded guilty to charges of neglecting a patient in their care after an aggressive investigation from Attorney General revealed an ongoing pattern…