Everything listed under: nursing home abuse and neglect

  • Nursing Home Binding Arbitration Agreements No Longer Enforceable, According to CMS Decision

    For some time, nursing home facilities have relied upon binding arbitration agreements in their contracts to avoid any judicial involvement among disputes.  Recently, a federal decision has been released that will preclude nursing home facilities from forcefully using arbitration clauses in their contracts.  According to a report, the new decision will allow potential residents and their families the opportunity to become educated and informed about opting for or against arbitration ag...  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...

  • Nursing Home Facility Shuts Down after Federal Funding Discontinued

    A nursing home facility is preparing to shut down after it failed to correct serious health and safety concerns identified by the federal government. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the facility has only a few weeks remaining to evacuate and transfer all patients in its care who pay by federal funding into new facilities. In this facility, that means evacuating eighty-six out of one hundred and nine patients.    Some of the complaints the nursing home ...  Read More...

  • Granddaughter Alleges Mistreatment of Grandmother During Final Days Alive at Hospital

    One family member is claiming a hospital did not treat her dying grandmother with the same dignity, respect, and care as staff would treat other patients. The initial assertion of mistreatment was posted on a social media outlet by the granddaughter, where the post went viral. Ultimately, the grandmother was transferred to a different hospital facility, where the granddaughter says her grandmother was finally treated with the respect and care she deserved during her final days.When prompted abou...  Read More...

  • One State’s Governor Signs Bill to Require Consent before Administering Anti-psychotic Drugs for Nursing Home Patients

    Statistics reveal for one state that anti-psychotic drugs are over-administered to nursing home patients more than any other state in the country. The concern is for patients with no psychiatric diagnosis, but are administered these drugs for restraining combativeness. The governor of this state just signed a bill that would require consent from the patient and/or the patient’s responsible party before administering these drugs.   Read More...

  • Nurse at Assisted Living Facility Arrested, Prior Criminal Convictions Later Discovered

    A nurse employed at one assisted living facility was arrested for involvement in a fight at the facility. Following a police investigation, the nurse was ultimately charged with battery and bodily harm. Following the charges, it was brought to light that this nurse had prior criminal convictions, to which the facility administrator responded he was unaware.   Read More...

  • 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...