Wandering Nursing Home Residents Face Numerous Dangers

Lake County, IL- When a family places their loved one in a nursing home, there are many things they must worry about.  Aside from the financial worries and the guilt a family often feels, when they entrust a facility with their elderly loved…

Hidden Dangers in Nursing Homes: Bed Rails and Mechanical Lifts

Louisville, KY- Nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens where the elderly or disabled get the attention and care they need. A nursing home must ensure their residents are protected from abuse and neglect. But those aren’t the only dangers…

Texas-based Nursing Home Chain Sued over Inadequate Staffing

Houston, TX- A Texas-based company that operates one of the largest chains of nursing homes in the U.S. is being sued for providing residents substandard care as a result of inadequate staffing. In the lawsuit against Preferred Care Partners…

Florida Nursing Employee Charged for Financial Exploitation

Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Financial exploitation is one of a host of abuses an elderly person faces. This can happen in nursing home or when an elderly person lives in their own home. Those who exploit can be an unscrupulous business person, a family…

Bronx Nursing Home Employee Facing Criminal Charges After Resident’s Death

Cook County, IL- The thought that a nursing home employee could injure a vulnerable elderly person is just too much to bear for a family. But it happens and it happens far too often. Data from the Council on Elder Abuse estimates that one in…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes On Nursing Home Abuse

Philadelphia, PA- Nursing home abuse and neglect is a problem that plagues elderly persons all across Pennsylvania. Abusers can be family members or nursing home staff who prey on this vulnerable segment of the population, and can take many…

Nursing Home Resident Dies Because Nurses Ignore Care Plan

Cleveland, OH- Every time an elderly person or disabled person enters an Ohio nursing home, one of the more important things they, their family members and their doctors must do is devise a care plan. These plans instruct the facility on what…

Illinois Nursing Home Employee Accused of Hitting Resident

Cook County, IL- A nursing home employee has been let go from an Urbana-area nursing home after they were observed hitting a resident suffering from dementia. According to the News-Gazette, a female nursing assistant was dismissed from a nursing…

Few Nursing Homes Sanctioned for Overmedicating Residents

Philadelphia, PA- Overmedication of residents and use of antipsychotics has been a growing issue in nursing homes across the country. Too often medications are used to sedate or chemically restrain patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia…

World War II Veteran Allegedly Neglected and Attacked in Nursing Home

Philadelphia, PA- In a nursing home, there are a number of dangers a resident faces, often at the hands of overworked and under-appreciated staff members. But recent case of nursing home abuse out of Queens, New York, shows there are other dangers…