Auditors Find California Regulators Bungled Investigations of Nursing Home Abuse

Los Angeles, CA- A highly anticipated audit of the California Department of Public Health’s handling or nursing home abuse and neglect complaints, found the agency bungled a number of investigations, leaving many cases open for months, sometimes…

Staffing Shortages Still Plague Illinois Nursing Homes

Cook County, IL- In their annual survey of the nation’s nursing homes, a group which advocates for the elderly found that nursing homes in Illinois are still plagued with staffing shortages, putting the state’s facilities among the worst…

Wisconsin-based Nursing Home Order to Pay $38 M Settlement for Nursing Home Abuses

Milwaukee, WI- Nursing homes are supposed to give our elderly loved one proper care to keep them healthy and safe. But these days, we find too many facilities and operators willing to skimp on staffing and care for their residents in the interest…

Infection Rates among Nursing Home Residents on the Rise

Philadelphia, PA- The rate of infections at nursing homes is on the rise according to recent study from Columbia University, and nursing homes should be taking steps to prevent these infections by improving resident hygiene. After analyzing…

Class-Action Lawsuit against California Nursing Home Operator Alleges “Horrible Care”

San Diego, CA- The operator of over a dozen nursing homes throughout California, including five in San Diego, is facing a class-action lawsuit which alleges their homes are “chronically understaffed,” putting the health and safety of residents…

New Mexico Nursing Home Resident Alleges Sexual Assault

Albuquerque, NM- Residents of nursing homes are a particularly vulnerable group of people; they are weaker, suffer for numerous medical conditions and are often disabled. Because of their vulnerabilities, nursing home residents make ideal targets…

New Legislation Overhauls Nursing Home Rating System

San Diego, CA- Any family tasked with finding a nursing home for their elderly loved has likely turned to Medicare’s Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes-- or Nursing Home Compare-- before choosing the right facility to place…

Study Shows Effects of Nursing Home Negligence Linger for Alzheimer’s Patients

Cook County, IL- It is estimated that nearly one in ten elderly Americans are subjected to abuse and neglect every year. Any elderly person is vulnerable, but those who suffer from a cognitive disorder such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease…