Nursing Home Abuse

Key Findings in the Post-COVID For-Profit Nursing Home Investigation

Time and again we see ample evidence proving that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked unfathomable damage on nursing home residents and staff. And as of September 2022, we have even more substantiated evidence of widespread neglect, staffing shortages, and more. In the past few days, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis published some of their …

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A Quick Look at Updated CMS Guidelines

Over the past year or so the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a number of regulation changes, including new guidelines for nursing home surveyors. Along those same lines, and in order to continue improving nursing home care, CMS has released more comprehensive changes to nursing home regulations. These guidelines come as …

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The Unfortunate Frequency of Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Among the various forms of nursing home abuse and neglect, malnutrition is one issue that can be out of the control of the nursing home staff. While a form of neglect, malnutrition has many contributing factors, and though it may not be the fault of the facility or staff, it certainly an issue that should …

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Signs of Respiratory Infections & Why You Should Pay Attention

When it comes to diseases and other health issues that directly affect older Americans in nursing homes, respiratory infections are some of the most common and deadly. Often, the presence of respiratory infection can be a sign of nursing home neglect, and if left unattended and untreated, can lead to death. That’s why it’s important …

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The High Risk of Abuse Among Military Veterans

Elderly Americans are already protected from abuse and neglect, but American veterans, as veterans, have an extra layer of protection under the law as a protected class. However, that does not exempt them from abuse. Unfortunately, veterans are actually more at risk of abuse. Many factors play into this high risk of abuse among military …

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