Dementia and Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Dementia and Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Financial abuse is a form of elder abuse where an older person is financially taken advantage of by friends, family members, or nursing home staff. Unethical people like telemarketers and fraudsters also make a habit of financially exploiting the elderly through telemarketing scams. One of the most unfortunate aspects about financial abuse against the elderly…

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Nursing Homes Are Misleading the Public About Their Ratings

Nursing Homes Are Misleading the Public About Their Ratings

A New York Times investigation has uncovered data showing that many nursing homes across the country have been manipulating the CMS star system to achieve higher ratings. These facilities have been gaming the ratings by inflating or reducing the data they report to the CMS system, which stands for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare…

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Why Is COVID-19 Such a Threat for Nursing Home Residents?

Why Is COVID-19 Such a Threat for Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes and assisted living centers are in the spotlight because of the coronavirus. The elderly population is at highest danger of acquiring the virus. This risk level is increased by the fact that many elderly folks in these facilities have particular health conditions that can weaken their immune systems. These individuals have many of…

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Woman Killed by Parasites

When you and your loved one make a decision to move into a nursing home facility, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the nursing home management and staff. Your family is entrusting someone you love into the care of others you do not personally know. This can be a difficult choice…

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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Choosing to place a parent or loved one in a nursing home can be difficult on its own merits. However, an added challenge is to find a nursing home that is trustworthy and safe – one that provides optimum care for its residents and does not have a history of elderly abuse and neglect. Unfortunately,…

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Nursing Home Regulations Regarding Oversight Have Been Scaled Back

In response to complaints from a nursing home industry trade group’s plea for relief from excessive government oversight, the Trump administration is relaxing the harsh penalties that had been levied against nursing homes that neglect or harm residents. This scaling back of the use of fines is part of the overall relaxation of federal regulations…

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What Liability Do Nursing Homes Have When a Resident Falls?

Falls, for older Americans, are one of those occurrences that can shatter their quality of life. Falls, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. The CDC reports that one in four Americans over age 65 falls each year, and every 11 seconds, an adult is treated in…

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Nursing Home Residents Deserve Better Than What They’re Getting

The tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills , the nursing home where eight residents died and more than a hundred were at-risk of injury during Hurricane Irma was absolutely horrific. What looked like a case of a tragic accident when first reported has become, as more details are uncovered, a far more complicated…

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You Can Report Nursing Home Neglect to Maryland State Authorities

All assisted-living facilities in Maryland are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Code of Maryland Regulations outlines the duties nursing homes have, and specifically restricts activities and behaviors that could harm residents. When nursing home staff fails to adhere to these rules, your loved one could be face needless…

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Maryland Nursing Home Residents May Suffer the Effects of Neglect

Last year, we discussed a heartbreaking story about the death of an 85 year old woman at ManorCare Health Services-Woodbridge Valley in Catonsville, Maryland. The family of the victim was suing Manor Care for $30 million – “$1 million for every hour their loved one was neglected” – claiming the staff’s obvious neglect directly resulted…

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