Everything listed under: elderly abuse

  • 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...

  • Elderly Woman Dies Due To Neglect, Bed Sores

    Two family members of an elderly woman have been sentenced to prison for neglect. The elderly woman suffered neglect for at least three years at the hands of her family. She was discharged from her home to the hospital where she died after suffering from bedsores.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patients' Food Purchased By Workers

    Nursing home workers concerned patients would go hungry began purchasing food for the patients with their own money. Inspectors came to the facility to find 2 empty freezers with 2 bag of french fries, 6 ice cream bars, and 6 small bowls of what appeared to be ice cream The facility was forced to shut down after the conditions were found unsuitable. Bills were left unpaid, phone were turned off and trash was overflowing. The food was an added issue that caused enough concern to move the res...  Read More...

  • Theft Of Elderly Brings Emotional Impact Beyond Financial Harm

    Many times nursing home residents are not only hurt physically, but emotionally, too. Financial abuse seems to be playing a huge role in damaging the morale of the elderly. In various ways the elderly are experiencing theft and according to a survey by CPA financial planners, it hurts them emotionally far more than financially.   Read More...

  • Preschoolers And Elderly Share Nursing Home Space

      In one exceptional facility there is a nursing home that serves the elderly, and a preschool that serves the youth. The nursing home is serving two purposes for two different groups. The preschool teaches the young to accept people of all ages while at the same time serving as a regular preschool. The preschoolers perform normal activities for preschoolers, except inserted into their daily routine is a time to interact with the elderly in the nursing home. It has been discovered...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Federal Investigation, Another Family Speaks Out

    Another family has come forward to speak out against the care received where their loved one a patient. The nursing home facility is currently under federal investigation and is causing concerns among family members and the local community, in addition government investigators. The family has shared the experience of their loved one saying the patient received an overdose of pain medication.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Sex Abuse Leads To Lawsuit

    A nursing home lawsuit is moving forward after a patient was sexually abused by a dementia patient. The family is suing for damages based on the fact that the victim went into a depression, lost 30 pounds and died after the abuse occurred. The nursing home was fined $6,000 and cited for a violation of care.   Read More...