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Nursing Home Ratings Sites: Are They All the Same?

  • January 5, 2018
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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If you are searching for a nursing home for a loved one, the choices can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to evaluating the health care, staffing, and overall quality of a facility. To make the process more baffling, it’s not always obvious which criteria each site is using. But help could be available by
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It Could Happen Anywhere

  • November 14, 2017
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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Hurricane Irma may be receding into the rear view mirror of history, but if your loved one lives in a nursing home, you may have good reason to worry about the next disaster and what it might bring. It’s suspected that a significant number of the approximately 15,600 nursing homes in the United States are
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Serious Abuse in Nursing Homes Frequently Goes Unreported

  • October 13, 2017
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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Abuse is the No. 1 issue no one wants to think about—and even fewer want to talk about—when it comes to vulnerable seniors in nursing homes. But an alert released in August, 2017, by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) brought a disturbing issue to light: too often,
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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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Improvements in Nursing Home and LTC Facility Care for Our Loved Ones

  • August 25, 2015
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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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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13 Ways You Can Help Your Older Loved One Avoid A Fall

  • December 16, 2014
  • Injuries
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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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