Reports of Nursing Home Abuse Have Gone Down Since 2006: Yet Knowledge and Awareness May Still Be A Barrier to Proper Reporting

  Unexplained injuries. Bed-sores that become so infected the infection goes to the bone. Dead nursing home residents. These are some of the complaints recently issued against a Georgia nursing home that is currently under investigation.…

Lawsuit Challenges Ban on Nursing Home Employees with Criminal Records

Philadelphia, PA- Elder abuse and neglect is a growing problem in Pennsylvania which state lawmakers have combatted by banning nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from hiring people with criminal records. That ban, however, is…

Four Nursing Home Administrators Accused of Hiding Abuse

Syracuse, NY- Owners and administrators for an upstate nursing home are facing multiple criminal counts stemming for incidents of abuse and neglect that they allegedly covered up. In an indictment, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…

Massachusetts Nursing Homes Grossly Understate Staffing Levels

Boston, MA- The entire point of a nursing home or other long –term facilities is to provide elderly and disabled persons with the one-on-one care they need to live safely and happily. A key component to care in nursing homes is having enough…

Three Nursing Home Employees Caught Dragging Disabled Man across Floor

Queens, NY- Three employees for a Queens nursing home are facing criminal charges after surveillance footage revealed their participation in a shocking and horrifying incident of abuse and neglect. The New York Post reports that Attorney General…

Temporary Nursing Home Stays Can Have Bad Outcomes

Santa Ana, CA- Along with providing elderly and disabled persons with the constant care, many nursing homes across California are occupied by individuals who need acute care or rehabilitative services following a serious injury or illness. The…

Four Employees of Kentucky Nursing Home Charged After Failing to Report Sexual Abuse

Frankfort, KY- Nursing home staff have a number of obligations, chief among those obligations is to offer care to their residents. Care can include many things, like reporting incidents of abuse and neglect when they witness them or aware that…

New Jersey Veterans Home Ordered to Pay $1.4 M in Resident's Choking Death

Paramus, NJ- A Paramus nursing home has agreed to pay a generous settlement to family of a Navy veteran who died after choking. NorthJersey.com reports that the New Jersey Veterans Memorial home will pay the family of 85-year-old Russell Larson…

Two Common Items in Texas Nursing Homes That Could Be Putting Your Loved One at Risk

Houston, TX- We expect nursing homes to be safe havens for our disabled or elderly loved ones and in many Texas nursing homes live up to those expectations. They provide our loved ones with complete care, have a wonderful staff and put the health…

Too Big to Care? Expansion of Nursing Home Chain Leads to Inferior Care

Boston, MA- Quick growth of a nursing home chains throughout Massachusetts should be a good thing? Right? After all, demand of long-term care facilities is only poised to grow over the next years. But a recent investigation by the Boston Globe…