Everything listed under: nursing home neglect

  • Former Nursing Home Employee Charged with Patient Neglect

    One former Licensed Practical Nurse recently pleaded not guilty to two felonies and two misdemeanors following charges of patient neglect. In 2017, an elderly resident at a nursing home choked to death under this nurse’s supervision. According to a detective, the police had grounds to believe patient neglect occurred under this nurse’s care.The police detective stated the brother of the deceased patient “was packing up his brother’s belongings when somebody approached him and he made allegations...  Read More...

  • Family of a Victim of Nursing Home Neglect is Counter-sued for Unpaid Medical Expenses

    A nursing home that acknowledged legal responsibility for the untimely death of one elderly patient is now counter-suing the family of the deceased for his unpaid expenses. A jury has already awarded $1 million for the family of the victim from the lawsuit that was filed against the nursing home. A family member of the deceased says the counter-suit for unpaid expenses is a “slap in the face.”“They did wrong, and they know they did wrong and it’s like they’re benefiting from his death.   Read More...

  • Government Scores “One Star” Staffing Ratings for Several Nursing Homes in One Area

    Low nurse staffing remains a great problem for nursing homes, especially in one area that received the lowest “grade” from the federal government. Last year, the federal government began rating nursing home facilities based upon their staffing, or lack of, in order for consumers to locate quality nursing home care. Thirty nursing homes in one area received one-star ratings for their staffing, which is considered far below typical.Statistically speaking, low staff counts usually means...  Read More...

  • Family Member Deeply Concerned about Mother’s Care in Nursing Home, Demands Staffing Changes

    The daughter of one nursing home resident is frustrated at the lack of apparent care her mother is receiving from nursing staff. Her mother’s health requires round the clock care due to declining health. The daughter’s concerns include finding her mother soaked in urine on multiple occasions.“My mother has gone through so much in life – so much in life that people have no clue.   Read More...

  • Numerous Citations at Nursing Home Facility, Facing Probable Closure

    One nursing home is potentially facing an abrupt but possibly not surprising closure. For nearly two years, numerous citations from its state’s Department of Public Health have impeded the success of this nursing home facility. The facility is currently prohibited from admitting new residents, and its current residents are being relocated to other facilities.Instances of abuse and neglect may be among the violations the facility has faced.   Read More...

  • Fight Between Two Residents in a Nursing Home Facility Results in Death

    A deadly fight between two residents in a nursing home is currently under investigation by local sheriff’s deputies. These residents were roommates in the nursing home, and it is currently unclear who initiated the fatal encounter. One of the two residents perished following the fight and the survivor was sent to a different facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident Dies from Sepsis, $1 Million Awarded for Damages

    One nursing home was ordered to pay $1 million in damages following arbitration for a resident that developed a pressure ulcer and later died of sepsis. According to court records, this resident was ordered by a physician to begin using a low-air mattress after a pressure ulcer was revealed. The air mattress reportedly arrived to the facility eight days after the order was made.Court records also revealed other reasons why the pressure ulcer may have continued to deteriorate under the facility&r...  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...

  • Premature Deaths of Residents at one Nursing Home Facility Not Investigated

    One nursing home is facing consequences after instances of residents’ unexpected deaths went unreported. According to the law, these sorts of untimely deaths are to be reported to the Department of Health. Caregiver abuse, neglect, and mistreatment must be ruled out as a cause or aid to the residents’ deaths.Consequently, the nursing home is facing both federal and state fines.   Read More...

  • Analyst Blames Lack of Government Funding for Poor Quality Care for Seniors

    One critic has called out one state’s legislators for their share of responsibility in the rise of elder abuse and neglect. According to this critic, poorly funding certain government programs has serious social consequences in addition to its fiscal advantages. Nursing home facilities may be among those affected, according to the critic.The critic mentions the above-referenced state’s minuscule Medicaid/Medicare funding is preventing even the bare requirements for elders in dire nee...  Read More...