Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
The National Council of Aging (NCOA) estimates that nearly 5 million senior citizens are abused each year in the United States. Sixty percent of the time those who abuse seniors are family members.
Give the gift of safety to a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Use a checklist to keep them safe.
Research shows that 2.5 million vulnerable individuals are at a much higher risk for abuse and neglect when residing in nursing homes or assisted living facilities than older people living at home.