Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Until 1987 when the Nursing Home Reform Act was passed by Congress, nursing home care left residents vulnerable. The Act required virtually all nursing homes that received funding from Medicare or Medicaid to follow the federal nursing home standards.
During this holiday season, before you visit relatives and friends in long-term care facilities, it is important to be aware and recognize the various types of elder abuse and how to report it.
Golden Pond Communities settled a claim for negligence for the death of a Florida nursing home resident. The plaintiff claimed the defendant failed to properly supervise and care for a resident, leading to his death.
As we entered the 2019 hurricane season on June 1, 2019, about half of nursing homes and assisted living facilities were not in compliance with recent legislation on generators, according to the Naples Daily News.
NBC investigators found there were allegations of negligence at a major nursing home chain.
For years, the federal government has kept the names of close to 400 poor-functioning nursing homes under wraps. These nursing homes had a “persistent record of poor care.”
Hurricane season officially started on Saturday, June 1 and runs through November 30. After Hurricane Irma in 2017, many Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities were found to be woefully inadequate in providing safe environments for their residents. Many facilities still are not meeting Florida’s mandate for backup power.
An estimated 1 million to 2 million U.S. citizens 65 years of age or older have been mistreated, exploited or injured by a caregiver. Here are some tips from the National Council on Aging on how elder abuse can be prevented.
The Centers for Disease Control says that in nursing home or assisted living facilities that have 100 beds, there are 100 to 200 reported falls every year.
Dementia patients need extra attention when they are in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.