Tag: "Nursing Home Abuse"

Finding The Best Nursing Home

Steps to Take When Selecting a Nursing Home for Your Parent

| October 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

According to the American Geriatrics Society, the number of individuals that are admitted into nursing homes has risen since 1994. Many of these individuals are admitted to nursing homes as soon as they are discharged from a hospital or after a sudden illness. Many factors contributing to this increase include age, low income, and poor […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Underreported

Nursing Home Abuse Report Exposes Glaring Underreporting Issues

| September 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

A new government audit that came out late last month has revealed that over 1 in 4 sexual and physical abuse acts at nursing homes across the country go unreported to law enforcement. The report faults Medicare for doing nothing to enforce federal law, which requires immediate reporting of suspected physical and sexual abuse to […]

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Families Speak Out About Abuse in Nursing Homes

Families Speak Out About Abuse in Nursing Homes

| December 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Abuse in nursing homes is an ongoing problem, worse in some facilities than others. Even worse, the families often don’t know about it until later—sometimes not until after their loved ones pass away. Take, for example, the case of Laura Jean Enos - an elderly woman who recently passed away while in a nursing home. On the […]

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Abuse in For-Profit Nursing Homes

Elder Abuse in For-Profit Nursing Homes

| October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

As the number of for-profit nursing homes increases, so do the overall statistics regarding fraud and abuse reported by nursing home residents. It would be unfair to assume that all nursing homes are the same; nothing could be farther from the truth. However, it is important to be aware of what problems do plague many […]

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Texas Nursing Home Care

Texas Nursing Home Care Ranked WORST in Nation!

| October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new report published by the Families for Better Care recently put Texas in last place when it comes to nursing home care. This report used eight federal measures to see the extent to which nursing homes and communities around the country took seriously their commitment to offering quality care for the elderly. The State […]

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Finding a Good Nursing Home

Nursing Home Abuse: Signs You Should Watch Out For

| June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Looking For a Good Nursing Home? Follow This Advice! Nursing home abuse is a serious offense which negatively impacts the quality of care your loved one gets. In some cases, these incidences may go unreported until it’s too late. If you suspect that a loved one is being abused, this post may help confirm your […]

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Florida Nursing Home Laws

Proposed Florida Nursing Home Liability Law is BAD NEWS

| March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Florida nursing home laws could protect the rich and powerful, if enacted. Nursing home care is a contentious issue in most states. However, there’s no place that this is truer than Florida; a state that’s known as the leading nursing home care state in the country. While many individuals see these institutions as the right […]

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Texas Elder Abuse Attorney

Elderly Abuse Laws in Texas

| February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Did You Know: Texas has passed laws specifically protecting the elderly? Elderly people deserve love and care just like everybody else. These individuals usually have more demanding needs due a range of issues such as lack of mobility, illness, inability to care for themselves or advanced age. Nursing homes in Texas are tasked with the […]

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Respect Your Elders-Tips for Keeping Loved Ones Safe in Nursing Homes

Respect Your Elders-Tips for Keeping Loved Ones Safe in Nursing Homes

| July 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

If you aren’t familiar or aware of this epidemic sweeping the nation, you should be. As Baby Boomers begin to age into their twilight all at once, more and more families are relying on nursing homes and other nursing facilities to take care of their loved ones. As demand for nursing homes and elder care has risen, so has the opportunity for a myriad of physical, emotional sexual abuse, and financial exploitation.

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