Georgia Nursing Homes Backlog 200 Complaints

According to the Georgia Department of Community Health, a shortage of qualified nurses has caused a major backlog of complaints against nursing homes.  Regulators have more than 200 complaints that need to be but a new […]

Read More
elderly care text

11 Tennessee Nursing Homes on Federal List

Last month, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging released a report on nursing homes with unacceptable conditions.  There are more than 400 under-performing nursing homes throughout the country.  Eleven of the under-performing nursing homes […]

Read More

What are Nursing Home Resident Rights?

Nursing home resident rights are protected under the federal law known as the Nursing Home Reform Law.  Established in 1987, this law requires that nursing homes “promote and protect the rights of each resident.” Above […]

Read More
spoon with pills

Medication Errors May Indicate Elder Abuse

The federal government fined a nursing home in New York State almost $50,000 for incorrectly administering insulin injections to a resident.  The hefty fine indicates medication errors were more than a mistake, but rather elder […]

Read More
foot infection

Victim of Nursing Home Neglect Suffered Untreated Infection

In a horrific example of nursing home neglect, a Texas woman may lose her foot after suffering from an untreated bedsore and infection for more than six months.  Despite her family’s frequent visits no one […]

Read More
arm tied up to bed rail

AARP Urges Support of Texas Bill Fighting Nursing Home Abuse

The American Association of Retired Persons, better known as AARP, is asking all Texans to contact their representatives in support of a bill on the floor of the Texas State House of Representatives aimed at […]

Read More
cms ratings

Understaffed Nursing Homes Take Hit in CMS Ratings

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are acknowledging the vital role that proper staffing plays in the health and wellbeing of nursing home residents.  The newest ratings from CMS severely penalized understaffed […]

Read More

Patient Suffers Fatal Fall in VA Nursing Home

A 91-year-old World War II veteran died from his injuries after suffering a fatal fall in his Iowa-based VA nursing home.  The victim’s family believes that caretakers at the Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing home were […]

Read More
what is your action plan

Are Nursing Homes Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Who could forget the chilling images of nursing homes flooded, residents sitting in waist-deep water after Hurricane Harvey in 2017?  A few weeks later, 12 patients died without air conditioning in a South Florida nursing […]

Read More
Rosa Woodard

Lawsuit Filed in Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case

The team at Nursing Home Abuse Center has become aware of a tragic set of events involving a 65-year-old resident at Willowbrook Residence and Rehabilitation Center.  KPRC News in Houston reports that the resident suffered […]

Read More