Iowa Facility Facing Two Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits

A nursing home in Iowa is the subject of two lawsuits filed by the families of two residents who died while in their care.  The nursing home neglect lawsuits claim the facility and caregivers abused […]

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Family Cites Nursing Home Neglect in Fatal Fall

The family of a Pennsylvania woman who died after falling in her nursing home has filed a lawsuit claiming her death is the result of nursing home neglect.  In the lawsuit, the family of Nancy […]

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Nursing Home Staff Charged in Hurricane Irma Deaths

For two years, officials and law enforcement have been investigating the deaths of 12 residents who died in a Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma.  Readers may recall the outrage after resident rights and safety […]

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RN Arrested for Stealing Medication in Nursing Home

Police in Rhode Island arrested a 48-year-old nurse after she was accused of stealing controlled substances from the nursing home where she was employed.  Arrests like this one highlight how nursing home abuse and neglect […]

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Nursing Home Fined for Failing to Prevent Sexual Abuse

A nursing home in Illinois will pay a hefty fine after investigators determined the facility was at fault for the sexual abuse of a resident.  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports that the […]

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Does Your Nursing Home Have a Generator?

As the 2019 hurricane season arrives, more than 1,000 nursing homes in Florida still do not have a permanent generator.  Following the heat-related senior deaths during Hurricane Irma, legislators deemed that every nursing home should […]

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Nursing Home Residents Evacuated During Heat Wave

A New Jersey nursing home temporarily relocated 183 residents in July, 2019 after a malfunctioning air conditioning system put residents’ lives in danger.  Voorhees Care and Rehabilitation in southern New Jersey had no choice but […]

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Sacral Pressure Ulcer

What is a Sacral Pressure Ulcer?

Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, are skin injuries that develop most commonly on bony areas of the body.  A sacral pressure ulcer is one of the most common types of these […]

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Nursing Home Worker Charged with Sexual Abuse: Hidden Camera Captures Assaults

Sexual abuse is one of the most horrifying types of nursing home abuse.  No one imagines that their loved one could be the victim of such a horrible crime in a place that is supposed […]

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Sepsis in Nursing Homes

How Common is Sepsis in Nursing Homes?

Sepsis is a medical condition that affects millions of people each year. Sadly, sepsis in nursing homes seems to be an ever-present problem plaguing elderly Americans.  Sepsis is the body’s response to an infection.  When […]

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