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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

As the aging population increases, so does the number of people residing in nursing homes. Unfortunately, this rise in nursing home residents also correlates with a surge in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Studies suggest that 10 percent of nursing home residents suffer from some form of abuse each year, with many incidents going… Read More »

Untreated Bed Sores Are a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

It’s not always possible to care for our elderly relatives on our own. Nursing homes can provide a higher level of care—but nursing home abuse is rampant. Recognizing the signs of neglect and abuse, like untreated bed sores, will help you keep your loved one safe. What causes bed sores? Bed sores, also known as… Read More »

Nursing Home Aide Accused of Stealing Medication from Patients

When we place a loved one in the hands of a health care facility, we trust that medical professionals and other staff members have the best intentions for our family member. Despite our efforts, sometimes this trust may be violated. Recently, a nursing home aide in New York was arrested for allegedly taking medication from… Read More »

Authorities Examine Long Island Nursing Home After Multiple Deaths

The recent death of a 71-year-old grandmother has officials looking into practices at a Long Island nursing home. Sandra Cunha died on July 20, just weeks after nine employees of the Medford Multicare Center were arraigned on charges of abuse and neglect, as well as falsifying documents related to another resident’s death in 2012. Medford… Read More »

Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

There is no greater tragedy than the knowledge that we have misplaced our trust in a nursing home or a long-term care facility. Our elderly relatives have placed their lives in our hands, and we do our best to afford them the best possible care by sending them to places where they can have companionship… Read More »