Everything listed under: nursing home neglect

  • Area in One State Received Violations for Nearly Every Nursing Home Facility

    In one specific zone in one state, almost every nursing home facility received violations for health and/or safety standards regarding the well-being of their residents.  Out of the sixty-four nursing homes in the recently open reports, only two in this area did not receive a single violation.  According to an article, the average number of violations was over ten and a half per facility.   Among the violations for one specific facility included failure to protect each reside...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility with Prior Abuse Allegations Working Toward Improvement, Says Administrator

    One nursing home facility is receiving public criticism after many complaints of abuse and neglect for the year 2018. Among the allegations made by residents and family members of residents in the facility include choking, rough handling, and verbal abuse. One family member describe her now-deceased mother’s experience at this facility as “a horror show.”       This specific nursing home facility is currently ranked at the bottom ten percent for its state in rega...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Caregiver Captured on Video, Admitted Neglecting a Patient

    A caregiver in one nursing home facility was charged after a fellow employee who was suspicious of elder abuse recorded video surveillance in the facility. The surveillance showed the first caregiver allegedly pushing a demented patient in the head then proceeding to eat the patient’s meal. According to the prosecution, the patient showed clear signs of hunger and dehydration, which the caregiver ignored.       According to the patient’s husband, the patient actua...  Read More...

  • Hospital Admits Feelings of "Deep Regret" for Patient Who Died from Pressure Ulcers, Implements Supplemental Training

    One hospital has apologized and admitted feelings of “deep regret” after a former patient who developed pressure ulcers passed away. According to the coroner who examined the patient’s body, the death was triggered by the pressure ulcers. The hospital further explained in a statement that the patient had refused care.   Read More...

  • Family Expresses Present Concern with Nursing Home Conditions, Mentions Relative's Prior Experience

    One family is sharing a personal story following the recent report that exposed several nursing home facilities nationwide for habitual inadequate care. According to a woman, her mother-in-law experienced alleged neglect at one of the nursing home facilities that made the disheveled list. The daughter-in-law had reported neglect several years ago after her relative developed a large pressure ulcer on her back while in the facility’s care.   Read More...

  • Retired Judge's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles Day Before Trial

    A wrongful death lawsuit that has been pending for several years recently reached a settlement agreement just hours before the case was to be tried in court. According to the lawsuit, the decedent, who was a retired Circuit Court judge, was admitted to a hospital for an infection and was later discharged to a nursing home facility. Antibiotics were administered at the hospital and were supposed to be a part of treatment for four additional weeks at the nursing home facility.   Read More...

  • Politicians Release List of Nursing Home Facilities that Fall Short of Health and Safety Standards

    State politicians have released a list of nursing home facilities who have a track record of poor care on a repetitive basis. Among these facilities are recurrent offenders which require “increased government oversight.” According to the senators who publicly released the list, the purpose of the disclosure was to assist the general public when looking for consistently safe care for their loved ones. There were also a list of 435 facilities who were not publicly listed as insufficien...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Under Scrutiny for Surplus of Health and Safety Violations

    One nursing home facility is receiving negative feedback due to several allegations ranging from carelessness to abuse. According to an article, staffing issues, medication errors, and protection from various types of abuse were listed as violations. The vice president for an elder rights group in this state reported that this specific facility had been investigated by his company fourteen times in one year.   Read More...

  • List of Nursing Home Facilities with "Poor Care" Standards Made Available to Public

    Several nursing home facilities were recently exposed via several United States senators for having a consistent record of poor patient care. The facilities’ deficiencies were made public through a report made public. One state had six facilities named.   Read More...

  • State's Department of Health Investigates a Nursing Home Facility's Alleged Sexual Assault

    One state is currently investigating a report of sexual assault that allegedly occurred in a nursing home facility. According to the report, the purported assault took place in the unit that houses dementia patients. The applicable state’s department of health immediately became involved once notified of the assault allegation.   Read More...