Everything listed under: nursing home abuse and neglect

  • Set of Bills Circulating in One State to Decrease Use of Anti-psychotics in Nursing Home Facilities

    Senior advocates in one state are working hard to ensure that the use of anti-psychotic drugs in nursing home facilities continues to decrease. The use of these drugs can have dire consequences for seniors with dementia and related disorders due to the heightened risks of falls, strokes, and other complications. Two bills circulating in this state would require the written consent of either the patient or the patient’s family before administering the anti-psychotic drugs, if passed.Accordi...  Read More...

  • Elder Advocates in One State Push Efforts to Reduce Nursing Home Abuse

    In one state, elder advocates are bringing light to nursing home abuse and neglect and are attempting to provide a solution. Senators are pushing the creation of “elder death review teams” in their state’s judicial circuits in hopes of eradicating instances of elder abuse. One bill pushed by the elder-advocating senators has passed through three senate committees thus far with no impediments.The elder death review teams would review and investigate cases where abuse or neglect ...  Read More...

  • Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes under Scrutiny for Neglect, Underprivileged Care

    Some Veterans Affairs nursing homes have recently faced criticism for veterans' care, each instance ranging from moderate to severe neglect. At one VA nursing home, a demented resident had allegedly caught his foot in the crevices of his wheel chair and remained unassisted for several hours. Inspectors reported that staff would walk past the helpless resident yet no one paused to assist.   Read More...

  • Licensed Practical Nurse at Nursing Home May Serve Ten Years in Prison for Neglect or Abuse

    A Licensed Practical Nurse at a nursing home facility has been formally charged with abuse and/or neglect of a patient. The victim was under the nurse’s care and supervision when the victim was allegedly struck across the mouth and had his or her skin maliciously pinched by the nurse.The pretrial conference was scheduled following the indictment of the nurse. If the nurse is found guilty of the crimes, it is possible she may face up to ten years in prison and acquire professional sanctions...  Read More...

  • Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Nursing Home Abuse

    There will be a Senate hearing held in March regarding the events and prevention of nursing home abuse and neglect. The chairman of the committee stated he remains concerned about the quality of care for “our most vulnerable citizens.” The chairman also expressed his horror from recent reports of a mentally incapacitated nursing home patient who was allegedly raped and impregnated by a worker.A member of the Department of Justice and a member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...  Read More...

  • Man “Rots to Death”, Stems Lawsuit and Criminal Charges Against Nursing Home Staff

    According to the family of a man who died from an infected decubitus ulcer, the nursing home staff is to blame for his preventable death. The patient was a resident of the nursing home for two years and was just 57 years old. The pending lawsuit states that the massive infection resulted in septic shock, which ultimately killed him.In addition to the lawsuit, the state’s Attorney General indicted several facility staff with involuntary manslaughter charges.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies from Gangrene and Sepsis, Family Makes Plans to Sue Facility

    A family makes plans to sue a nursing home facility two years after their loved one, an 84 year old Army veteran, died in the facility’s care. The family’s attorney stated that the veteran could no longer take care of himself. “It appears the nursing staff was not able to take care of him, either,” the attorney said. “While in this nursing home for just a period of weeks, they were not cleaning him.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Bed Sores, Employees Charged With Neglect

    Several nursing home employees have been charged with neglect of a patient after the patient died from bed sores. The patient had strict orders for daily wound care ordered by a physician.  The facility staff failed to follow the orders for 5 days.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Reveals Additional Deficiencies After Repeat Violations

    A nursing home is under fire for more deficiencies after survey reports were released.  The facility already has a history of failures to offer quality care to its patients in a clean and safe environment.  Some of the failures involve direct patient care while others involve the facility itself. Faculty staff failed to administer medication correctly, maintain policies for record keeping, and properly feed residents.   Read More...

  • Patient Wanders From Facility, Freezes To Death

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home facility after a patient suffering from heart-attack induced dementia wandered away from the facility and froze to death. the facility failed to report the patient was missing for more than 12 hours. The patient was found dead two days later next to a dumpster. “This is a tragedy that could have been prevented if the facility had followed its own policies and procedures,” said the family's attorney.   Read More...