Everything listed under: dementia care

  • Bill Proposed in Efforts to Deter Invasion of Developmentally Disabled Elders’ Privacy

    One state’s senator is supporting a bill in hopes of further protecting seniors with developmental disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s. The bill provides additional specification for violations of these vulnerable seniors’ privacy rights, especially those in nursing homes. If passed, the bill would instill laws and regulations to prevent privacy breaches.The bill was ignited following an incident where a nurse’s aide took and posted a photograph on social media of a demente...  Read More...

  • Family Opens Dementia Care Facility After Finding No Better Alternative

    The family of a loved one diagnosed with early onset dementia has advocated along with their loved one to open up a new type of facility to meet the needs of dementia patients in an innovative way. The facility will look more like a normal home dwelling, rather than an institution, housing only 36 residents at a time. Treatment will include occupational therapy and cognitive programming. “We’ve seen lots of different stories play out,” said the dementia patient's wife....  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient With Dementia Sent To Appointment In Uber

    A nursing home patient suffering from dementia has been put in an Uber by herself by the nursing home facility to go to a doctor's appointment when her medical transport did not show up. The family was called by the doctor's office, because the patient was scared and uncertain of where she was. The nursing home would not answers calls regarding questions about the incident.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Arrested For Patient Abuse

    A nursing home employee has been arrested after being caught on video abusing a patient. The employee was observed slapping a dementia patient multiple times. She then drug the patient into the bathroom.Along woth another employee she sprayed the patient in the face with the shower head.   Read More...

  • Dementia Patient Struck In The Head For Being Unruly

    A nursing home employee has been charged with abuse of a patient after an incident was caught on surveillance camera. The nursing home employee was trying to subdue the patient who was showing signs of being difficult to manage. The nursing home employee then struck the patient in the head with a cell phone.The patient suffered a deep cut to her forehead.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Allowed To Beat Two Patients To Death

    The family of a deceased patient is suing the nursing home for an incident that allowed a patient with dementia to attack and kill two patients. The dementia patient believed that the two female patients were conspiring against him to have him moved out of the home. The patients complained of his aggressiveness and violence. The nursing home was found in violation of the standard of care when “through a pattern of inaction and or inappropriate and insufficient action” it allowed...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Caregiver Faces Felony For Patient Abuse

    A nursing home caregiver has been charged with a felony of abuse of an elderly person. The patient involved in the incident was located near a door. He suffered from Alzheimer's.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Dementia Patients Emotionally Tortured By Caregivers

    Nursing home employees have been suspended pursuant to a claim made that they were abusing the facility property meant to treat patients with dementia. The patients used dolls as a type of therapy, because they viewed the dolls as real babies. Nursing home employees decided to torture the dolls in order to torture the patients.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Converts To Memory Center For Dementia Patients

    A nursing home will soon be converted to a "memory center" as there is a growing need and trend to fulfill the needs of nursing home patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  Nursing homes have flourished in the area, so the current nursing home facility experienced a drop in revenue with struggles to compete with other facilities filling their beds. However, the need for dementia specific care is rising.   Read More...