Alzheimer’s Patient Allegedly Beats Roommate to Death in Assisted Living Facility

Houston, TX- A man suffering from Alzheimer’s is accused of beating his roommate at a Colorado assisted-living facility to death. Colorado police say that an 87 year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s beat his 76 year-old roommate, who…

Family of Nursing Home Abuse Victim Awarded $1.2 Million

Oklahoma City, OK- The family of now-deceased nursing home resident, who was abused by two of her caregivers, was awarded $1.2 million by a federal judge last Friday. Eryetta Mayberry was living in an Oklahoma nursing home when a hidden camera…

Legislation Would Make Hidden Cameras Legal Illinois Nursing Homes

Cook County, IL- With nearly one in ten seniors admitting to being abused in by a caregiver either in their homes or in long-term care facilities. Elder advocates see hidden cameras—or Granny cams- as an effective method to prevent elder abuse…

Ratings Drop for Nearly a Third of US Nursing Homes

Birmingham, AL- New analysis of Nursing Home Compare, a federally sponsored website used by millions of Americans to choose a nursing home, found that nearly a third of nationwide nursing homes saw their ratings drop. After the new ratings…

Medication Errors in Arkansas Nursing Homes

Little Rock, AR- Because they are elderly and often in poor health, nursing home residents are often on a host of prescription medications. A majority of nursing home residents are on several medications at one time with a smaller percentage…

Illinois Nursing Home under Investigation After Resident Dies of Mysterious Illness

Lake County, IL- Multiple state and law enforcement agencies are investigating a South Holland nursing home after a 98 year-old resident died of a mysterious illness that made five other residents sick. WGN-TV reports: On February 3rd, six…

Investigation Finds Nursing Home Lobbyists Influenced State Rules Regarding Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Pittsburgh, PA- Nursing home residents rely on regulators to ensure that the homes they are living in are inspected and complying with regulations put in place to ensure their safety. They also expect that homes are held accountable if their…

Federal Government to Change the Way it Rates Nursing Homes

Cook County, IL-Nursing Home Compare is a tool that many families use when they are choosing a nursing home for their elderly loved ones. But there has been recent criticism that these ratings do not accurately reflect the On Feb. 12th, the…

Pennsylvania Woman Claims Nursing Home Negligence Led to Husband’s Death

Altoona, PA- A woman whose husband died in a Blair County nursing home has filed a suit against the facility where he was living, alleging that they misdiagnosed a medical condition which ultimately led to his death. According to the Pennsylvania…

Kentucky Senate Committee Gives Approval for Bill That Would Make it Harder to File Nursing Home Abuse Suits

Lexington, KY- A new law working its way through the state legislature would make it more difficult for individuals to file an abuse or neglect lawsuit against facilities in the state. A Senate committee has already approved Senate Bill 6 which…