Florida Business Mogul Convicted for Violating Nursing Home Resident Rights

A jury has convicted the owner of a chain of assisted living facilities of 20 charges related to violation of resident rights for profit.  Philip Esformes faces the possibility of living out his life behind […]

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New Law Addresses Chemical Restraints in Nursing Homes

A new Oklahoma law seeks to put a stop to the widespread and immoral use of antipsychotic drugs as chemical restraints for nursing home residents.  Though chemical restraints are an issue of national concern, Oklahoma […]

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Claims of Sexual Assault at North Texas Nursing Home

Just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April, Nursing Home Abuse Center wants Texas readers to be aware of the reality of sexual assault in nursing homes. Of course, sexual assault […]

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Nursing Home Attorney Weighs in on Fine Reductions

For a nursing home attorney,  among the most important concerns are justice and fair treatment of nursing home residents.  Recent changes in federal fines for nursing homes are an increasingly important concern for many nursing […]

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Wrongful Deaths at A Hollywood Hills, FL Nursing Home During Hurricane Irma Led to Tighter Regulations

Wrongful deaths at a Hollywood Hills, FL nursing home during Hurricane Irma have led to tighter regulations for Florida nursing homes and Assisted Living Facilities (AFLs). The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power following […]

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New York City Nursing Homes Sued for Inadequate Care

Two New York City nursing homes have been sued for inadequate care and staffing.  They are the target of class-action lawsuits filed by a former patient and a family member of another patient.  The lawsuits […]

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Florida Nursing Home License Revoked Amid Irma Deaths

Judge Mary Li Creasy, a Florida administrative law judge, supported the state’s decision to revoke the license for a South Florida nursing home after 14 people died from extreme heat in the aftermath of Hurricane […]

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Nursing Home Staff & Caregivers Strike

Nursing home staff and caregivers typically go on strike for reasons they believe will improve patient care in the long run.  However, reduced services and care during a strike period can have a negative impact […]

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700,000 Elder Abuse Cases Reported In 2017

A new initiative led by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to build a national elder abuse database uncovered over 700,000 reported incidents of abuse and neglect in 2017. However, despite […]

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U.S. Senate Report On Nursing Home Disaster Oversight

A U.S. Senate report on nursing home disaster oversight revealed that facilities are often not equipped to handle basic safety matters when natural disasters strike. “Sheltering in Danger,” an investigative report by the minority staff […]

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