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Nursing Home Abuse Problems—and Not by Staff

  • July 23, 2016
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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When you are seeking a nursing home for a loved one who can no longer live by themselves, naturally you are concerned about the care they will receive. Abuse by staff in nursing homes and other skilled nursing facilities is never far from your mind if you want to find the best living space for
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Eviction from a . . . Nursing Home?

  • June 13, 2016
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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Believe it or not, facing eviction from one’s nursing home is a growing problem for seniors and their families. Supposedly based on a behavioral or medical problem, but often based nearly entirely on greed, some nursing homes and assisted living centers are dumping their most difficult or least fiscally-productive patients, so they can open up
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Almost everyone these days seems to know someone in a nursing home or long-term care (LTC) facility. Perhaps it’s an old friend, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or maybe even one of your parents. Advances in medical care mean it is growing more likely that we will need a nursing home or LTC facility
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Hazardous Hygiene

  • February 6, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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Maybe when you think of death behind a shower curtain you envision the famous scene from the movie Psycho. But there’s another, less dramatic but more common, danger lurking in the bath. In the United States, burns from hot tap water result in about 1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths per year. The first week
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Over the course of a year, more than one in three people aged 65 or older takes a fall. The risk of falling rises with age and can cause long-lasting disability and diminished quality of life. Among seniors, falls are the No. 1 cause of fractures, loss of independence, and death due to injury. This
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Privacy Rights In Nursing Homes

  • November 14, 2014
  • Injuries
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We recently wrote about the use of “granny cams” in nursing homes and the provisions in Maryland law which protect the right to privacy of nursing home residents. The right to privacy is a feature of the Bill of Rights for nursing home patients, included in the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA). Certain aspects of
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10 Things You Need To Know About “Granny Cams”

  • November 4, 2014
  • Injuries
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The website Safety.com reports that, according to recent studies, between 1 and 2 million people over the age of 65 residing in a nursing home setting are victims of abuse or neglect. That number may be understated since many elderly nursing home patients are either afraid or unable to communicate to their loved ones that
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Maryland Nursing Homes Barely Get Passing Grade

  • October 17, 2014
  • Injuries
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Families for Better Care is a non-profit citizen advocacy group dedicated to creating public awareness of conditions in America’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities and developing effective solutions for improving the quality of life and care for folks who are living in such settings. One of the organization’s projects is publishing the Nursing Home
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Stop “All” Domestic Violence

  • October 7, 2014
  • Injuries
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On September 30, President Barack Obama announced that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the proclamation beginning as follows: Domestic violence affects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end.
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Elder Justice In Maryland

  • August 21, 2014
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21 to be National Senior Citizens Day in the U.S. He said then, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by
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