Lawsuit Accuses Nursing Home of Negligence for Resident’s Repeated Falls

Cook County, IL-For an elderly nursing home resident, a fall can result in major injuries and lead to diminished health. In a handful of cases, a fall can result in a fatal injury or hasten an elderly person’s death. One or two falls are understandable,…

Depression and Suicide Among Nursing Home Residents: Nursing Home Abuse Increases Risks

  It is widely noted that many elderly residents experience an adjustment period when they first move into a nursing home setting. While some degree of depression, accompanied by feelings of loss, is part of the normal adjustment process,…

Nursing Home Residents need to be Social for Well-being

West Palm Beach, FL- Transitioning from home to a nursing home or other long-term care facility. So many aspects of their lives are disrupted by their move and the uncertainty of their new surroundings. That is why social interactions ensure…

California Nursing Home Fined after Resident’s Choking Death

Santa Ana, CA- For some elderly persons eating can be a challenge, especially if they have trouble chewing or swallowing their food. Normally, this is a problem that can be combated by preparing an elderly person’s food properly. The California…

Sexual Abuse in Iowa Nursing Homes

Des Moines, IA- Many families wrangle over putting their elderly loved one in a nursing and they want to make the right decision.  A family wants to be sure their loved one won’t be neglected or subjected to physical, emotional or sexual…

Nursing Home Employee Allegedly Fired for Reporting Abuse

Chicago, IL- A former employee for an Illinois nursing home alleges she was fired for reporting abuse and neglect that potentially led to the deaths of two residents. In June, Premissa D. Acoff filed a lawsuit against Cahokia Nursing and Rehabilitation…

Suffering in Silence: Why Most Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unnoticed

When unable to look after an elderly loved one who requires round-the-clock monitoring and medical care, many families turn to a local nursing home facility with the belief that the elderly individual will be tended to trained healthcare professionals.…

Massachusetts Nursing Homes Misleading Consumers about Dementia Care

Boston, MA- A recent examination of Massachusetts nursing homes found that a majority of facilities in the state are misleading families about the dementia care they offer. The Alzheimer’s Society of Massachusetts and New Hampshire conducted…

CMS Looks to End Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Nursing Home Residents

San Diego, CA- When it comes time to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home, a family must make a number of important decisions. One of those is whether or not to agree to an arbitration agreement, and, in many cases, they aren’t voluntary,…

California Family Awarded $4.5 Million for Medical Error in Nursing Home

Los Angeles, CA- A California nursing home was ordered to pay $ 4.5 million dollars in damages to the parents of a 15-year-old resident who died after the facility failed to give him much-needed medication and put off calling 911 for nearly…