Take it to Court: A Beginner's Guide to a Nursing Home Lawsuit

No one knows just how prevalent elder abuse and neglect truly is in the United States. What we do know is that the projections are horrifying. According to a study performed by Cornell University alongside the New York City Department of Aging,…

Dementia and Falls: Understand Falling Risks for the Elderly

On a global scale, 50 million people suffer from dementia. Every passing year, another 10 million new cases of the condition get added to the list. Alzheimer's disease accounts for about 60% to 70% of these cases. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 5.7…

When Can a Nursing Home Be Terminated from Participating with Medicare/Medicaid?

Whena nursing home is not in compliance with Medicare or Medicaid requirements, they could potentially lose their ability to participate with the government agency. That means they would lose the funding the government provides which could ultimately…

What Are Some Good Practices Nursing Homes Should Employ When Caring for Residents with Dementia?

If you have a loved one who suffers from dementia, then you know how difficult it can be to care for them. Perhaps that is why you are either considering moving them into a nursing home or you have already made the transition. When a person…

How Much Does It Cost to Live in a Nursing Home in San Francisco, CA?

As you may already be aware, the cost associated with living in a nursing home is rather steep, especially if you want to live in a private room. But howsteep you might wonder? Well, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey , the monthly…

What Are Some Red Flags to Look Out for When Choosing a Nursing Home in Houston, TX?

You and your family have finally come to terms with the fact that your mother, father, or even grandparent needs around the clock care that nursing homes provide to their residents. So, what now? How do you begin this daunting search for a…

What Are Some Common Complaints from Nursing Home Residents?

According to Eleanor Feldman Barbara, Ph.D., who is an accomplished speaker and consultant with over 20 years of experience as a psychologist in long-term care, there are five complaints she has heard from nursing home residents themselves some…

Are Nursing Homes in Kentucky Understaffed?

 Although not all are, data collected by the Lexington Herald Leader indicates many might be.   The Lexington Herald Leader took the time to review incidents reported to the state inspections office in Kentucky that is responsible for overseeing…

What Are Some Ways to Pay for Nursing Home Care?

Moving an aging relative into a nursing home in the Los Angeles area is an expensive move but often one many have to make as they are unable to provide the care and resources their loved one needs. Aside from trying to figure out how you are…

Are Seniors Who Live in Nursing Homes Afraid to Report Abuse?

Sadly, many fear that if they do report a case of abuse involving a staff member that the employee might retaliate against them. Although some still go through with reporting the abuse, many others neglect to do so which only encourages the…