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Disabilities Expose Older Adults to Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

Abuse and neglect of elders by personal assistance service providers, such as employees of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, in-home caregivers, and even friends and family member, is a serious, ongoing problem. Many factors put elderly adults at risk of abuse or neglect, including mental and physical disabilities and disorders.  According to the National… Read More »

North Carolina Assisted Living Facility Fined $64,000

As we discussed recently, it can be difficult to know if a loved one is receiving proper care at a North Carolina nursing facility. Recent headlines add to that uncertainty. In November, the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulations fined an assisted living facility in Shallotte $64,000 for failing to remedy serious deficiencies reported… Read More »

Failing Grades: Nursing Homes in the United States

You may quickly realize the difficulty of finding good nursing care when your elderly loved one needs more care than you can provide, or that she or he can handle living alone. A new report by a Florida-based advocacy group provides an up-front look at which states succeed, and which fail, at providing adequate nursing… Read More »

The Elderly in the United States are at High Risk for Prescription Errors

The problem of doctors prescribing too many, too few or conflicting medications to seniors is well known. However, the full extent of the problem was unknown until the release of a Brown University study showed 21 percent of elderly patients across the country are taking medications deemed risky. Researchers looked at six million prescription records… Read More »

All Nursing Homes Aren’t the Same

Your mother decided to move south to Mooresville after your father passed away. She wanted to be near you and her grandchildren and to get away from the harsh winters up north.  Aside from the normal adjustment after a significant move, things were going well until she fell and injured her hip. You work full… Read More »

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse or neglect can be difficult to detect. And while you may have suspicions, you may not know how to go about raising the issue with the staff. Being active and engaged is essential to safeguarding the safety and health of your loved one. If you see any common signs of abuse or… Read More »

Can You Trust Your Loved One’s Nursing Home?

Elizabeth Kennedy of Greensboro did not have a good 2012. The 86-year-old woman may have been the victim of elder abuse at her nursing home, Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center. Louise Jones, the victim’s daughter, said that she suspected elder abuse when she saw that her mother had taken a blow to the head…. Read More »

Is your Doctor Burnt Out?

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 11:55am PDT When a doctor is exhausted, it presents a higher possibility for medical malpractice or mistakes made out of neglect. Doctor burnout is more common than you might think. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, 45.8 percent of all doctors have experienced at least one symptom of burnout…. Read More »

Nursing Home Abuse Goes Unreported

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 10:23am PDT The Envoy nursing home facility—which is located in Staunton, Virginia—has run into legal trouble, yet again, amidst allegations that the administrative staff had failed to report a sexual assault that happened on the premises. The facility initially came under investigation when administrators at Envoy alleged that one of… Read More »

Phyllis Diller’s Deadly Fall Serves as Example to Other Seniors

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 10:25am PDT Actress Phyllis Diller was 95 when she passed away in her home in Los Angeles, California. Yet the elderly actress’ death can be traced back to a fall that debilitated her and eventually put her onto hospice care. The fact is that falls among the elderly are especially… Read More »

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