Anti-psychotic Drugs Overused in Nursing Homes

Newark, NJ-For the right person and the right reasons, anti-psychotic drugs are very beneficial. However these drugs are being overused among children and in nursing homes which can be detrimental to the patient and for elderly patients can…

Vermont Nursing Home Worker on Trial For Patient’s Death

Brattleboro, VT- The trial of a Brattleboro nursing home employee who is accused of giving one of her patient’s a fatal dose of insulin and stealing thousands of dollars from the woman’s bank account in 2009. As would be expected prosecuting…

Connecticut Nursing Home Citied for Opiate Overdose

Fairfield, CT- Connecticut nursing home are facing scrutiny and fines after one patient was accidentally overdosed and two other patients suffered broken bones. Cambridge Manor was fined $1,388 after a patient was rushed to the hospital because…

Oklahoma Lawmakers Introduce Legislation That Benefits Nursing Homes in Cases of Abuse

Oklahoma City, OK- The population of nursing homes in expected to increase 40 percent over the next decade. This is time when legislators should be passing additional protections for residents of long-term care facilities. Instead, lawmakers…

Nursing Home Falls; A Cautionary Tale

Los Angeles, CA- Elderly residents of nursing homes can be unsteady on their feet, and they are prone to falling. For a younger person, a fall is not so dangerous, but to a senior, a fall can be lead to broken bones and other serious injuries.…

Staffing in New Jersey Nursing Homes a Problem

Newark, NJ- Having adequate staffing is problem in any type of business, but for nursing homes and other long term care facilities, having enough staff is critical. It could mean the difference between injury and death to a senior or disabled…

Report Shows California Regulators Closed Nursing Home Abuse Cases without Investigations

Los Angeles, CA- An in-depth story from the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that regulators in California “quietly” closed well over a thousand cases of nursing home abuse and neglect occurring in the state over the past decade. According…

Bedsores Can Indicate Neglect in Nursing Homes

Miami, FL- When a family places their loved one in the care of a nursing home, they have the expectation that they will be cared for and they won’t suffer from unnecessary injuries. That isn’t always the case, and many elders and disabled…

Tennessee Nursing Home Employees Admit to Abusing Elderly Patients Because “It Would be Comical”

Johnson City, TN- In early July, employees of a Johnson City nursing home pleaded guilty to abusing several patients because it “would be comical,” while others were charged with ignoring the abuse. Three former certified nursing assistants…

Canadian Nursing Home Employees Won’t Face Criminal Charges after Abusing a Patient

Ontario, Canada- The son of an 85 year-old dementia patient who is resident of a nursing home in Peterborough, Ont., is outraged that no one will face criminal charges for abusing his mother. Camille Parent decided to install hidden cameras…

Abuse of Alzheimer’s Patients in Nursing Homes

Atlanta, GA- The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5 million Americans suffer from this disease. Seniors with this condition other cognitive impairments like dementia often have to be put in long-term care facilities and nursing homes…

Florida Man Wins $1.2 Billion Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

Polk County, FL- A Polk County, Florida man was awarded a $1.2 billion dollar settlement in a nursing home abuse case involving his mother who died after she was neglected at the Auburndale Oaks Health Center. Isaac Ruiz-Carus’s mother, Arlene…

New Report Gives Nursing Homes in Eleven States Failing Grades

Miami, FL- A new report should raise concerns for the people who have placed their elderly loved ones in a nursing home.  The report gave nursing homes in eleven states failing grades and indicates that poor staffing could be to blame for the…