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Protect Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death – From Newsday Long Island

A September 10, article in Newsday, by criminal justice reporter, Bridget Murphy (bridget.murphy@newsday.com; Twitter: @ByBridgetMurphy ), entitled,"Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death", describes that, "Sijimole Reji, Annieamma Augustine and Martine Morland are all former county employees who are on trial in the nursing home death of an elderly person whose Read More >>

Media Advisory: Latest Federal Data Reveal Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia – LTCCC

A new (June 5) Media Advisory from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: “Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.” Below is the complete text of the Advisory (shared by Dalli & Read More >>

Dems’ Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions – Newsmax

A 2017 Newsmax article by author, Betsy McCaughey, was entitled, "Dems' Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions". McCaughey reported, "Nationwide, one-third of nursing home residents suffer serious, often permanent injuries due to neglect, according to a federal Inspector General report." She continued, "Indifference is the real culprit, not inadequate Medicaid money. For Read More >>

Dept. Of Health & Human Services Audit Shows Nursing Home Sexual & Physical Assault Is Underreported

More than 25% of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home residents apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that cites Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring notification immediately. Click here to read the Newsday Article Read More >>

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Three Charged in Negligent Death of Nursing Home Resident

Two nurses and one aide were charged with negligence and causing the death of an 81 year old ventilator dependent resident at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility. They allegedly failed to respond to alarms when the resident was disconnected from the ventilator. This is another example of Nursing Home Abuse.  Bedsores, Falls, Fractures and Negligence are common occurrences at many nursing Read More >>

Another Nursing Home Sold to a Luxury Housing Developer

Nursing Home abuse can take many forms; Bedsores, Dehydration, Physical Abuse, Medication Errors and even the relocation of patients to other facilities without proper notice.  Nursing Home owners are putting profits before the needs and rights of patients. CABS nursing home in Brooklyn was sold to a luxury housing developer by the same owners who sold Rivington House to a developer for $116 Read More >>

Stopping the Abuse of Nursing Home Residents Being Posted on Social Media

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a memo to state health departments regarding policies prohibiting staff members from taking demeaning photographs or video of residents. Federal regulators announced plans to crack down on staff members who take photos and videos and post them on social media. Click here to read the CMS memo Click here to read the full story Read More >>

New Government Report: Rehabilitation Facilities May Harm Almost a Third of Their Patients

According to a new government report published on July 21, 2016, rehabilitation facilities harm close to one third of their patients. Harm that is preventable. Click here to read the article Read More >>