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Types and Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

With the number of employees of nursing homes who are underpaid, undertrained and overworked, it’s perhaps not surprising that there is a major problem with nursing home neglect in this country. Although nursing home abuse tends to involve people within a facility intending to harm elderly residents, neglect involves substandard care — whether or not… Read More »

Federal Rating Systems Do Not Always Tell the Full Story about North Carolina Nursing Homes

Although Medicare provides rankings from one to five stars to help families select high-quality residential care for their loved ones, the ratings should not be the sole basis for these vital decisions. Recent reports indicate the ratings do not present an accurate picture of the conditions within many Medicare-funded North Carolina nursing homes. Regardless of… Read More »

When Can You File a Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit on Behalf of Your Loved One?

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a major problem throughout the United States. What’s worse, the victims who suffer it are often unable to speak effectively for themselves, either as a result of fear or the physical and cognitive limitations that can progress with age. Families often struggle to understand what legal rights they have… 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 »

Prescription Errors in NC Nursing Homes

The troubled Britthaven nursing home in Chapel Hill, the subject of a recent criminal investigation, closed for good in 2012. Angela Almore, a registered nurse formerly employed at the facility, was charged with second-degree murder for providing an overdose of morphine to Rachel Holliday, a resident of the home. Ms. Almore is also suspected in… 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 »

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