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How to Spot Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is a rarely discussed subject, but it is essential to know how to spot the warning signs if you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home, especially one at high risk of suffering abuse. Elder sexual abuse applies to any unwanted sexual contact with an individual over the Read More…

What are the Signs of Elderly Financial Abuse?

Elderly financial abuse, or financial exploitation, is a more common problem than most people realize. Underreporting has led to inaccurate measurements of how often senior citizens fall prey to fraudulent schemes and money scams. The prevalence of elderly financial abuse ranges from 2.7 to 6.6%, although the Securities and Exchange Commission says this likely underestimates Read More…

Group Home Abuse of Developmentally Disabled

On Monday, the Chicago Tribune published an article spotlighting the abuse adults with developmental disabilities endure in some group homes. The article is difficult to read, with devastating details surrounding unexplained deaths in group homes. A resident is accused of stealing cookies and is beaten to death by his caregiver. A woman is left on Read More…

Nurse Charged in Killing 8 Nursing Home Residents

A woman who worked as a nurse in Ontario, Canada has been arrested and charged with killing eight elderly residents at two different nursing homes. Although the investigation is ongoing and details are not widely known, police say the victims were given a drug, which led to their death. Victims were dated back to 2007, Read More…

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Banned for Nursing Homes

We’ve warned you about arbitration agreements. Too many nursing homes were burying this clause in pages of admission agreements and making it mandatory for residents to sign as a condition of admission. But taking a step in the right direction, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finally decided to bar pre-dispute arbitration Read More…

Study Shows New Protocol, Product Could Reduce Hospital-Acquired Bedsores by Nearly 70-Percent

By simply searching “bedsores” in Google News, you will see that bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, are a serious and life threatening problem in hospitals and nursing homes across the world. Sadly, no place is immune – America, Scotland, England, Australia, and India are just a few countries with news stories where medical malpractice Read More…

On the Rise: Nursing Home Residents Fall Victim to Social Media Abuse

When considering the different types of abuse a loved one in a nursing home may face, few have probably heard of social media abuse. According to a report released by ProPublica, documented cases of nursing home staff sharing abusive or degrading images of nursing home residents on social media accounts is on the rise. NPR Read More…

Arizona Assisted Living Resident Found Unconscious, Malnourished and Dehydrated 16 Days After Entry

Retired Hollywood agent Frank Baldwin Sr. was one of the 5.4 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. His disease made him depend on others for food, water, medication, and hygiene, but his family said he was otherwise healthy. In need of specialized care, Frank’s family sought the help of an Arizona Read More…

Should I Sign an Arbitration Agreement with a Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility?

When a loved one enters a nursing home or assisted living facility, the family is often presented with a lot of paperwork to sign. Going through the process can feel rhythmic, signing on the dotted line page after page. You may start reading the paperwork and give it up, or perhaps you decide to read Read More…

Part Two: Basic Rights for Arizona Nursing Home Residents

Every person living in a nursing home and every person with a loved one in a nursing home should know their rights. If you missed Part 1 of Arizona nursing home resident rights, make sure you check it out. Below is a list of more Arizona nursing home resident rights as provided by both federal Read More…

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