Oct 18, 2018

5 Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

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Neglectful care is one of the most serious issues faced by nursing home residents across the country. The level of neglect involved can vary on a case-by-case basis. Issues involving assistance with eating, basic hygiene, and mobility can all be affected by the negligence of nursing home care takers. Recognizing the signs of neglect can help prevent further harm to your loved one and others. Although a single indicator of potential neglect does not necessarily [...]

Jul 16, 2018

Woman Killed by Parasites

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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 to make for any family member. It is difficult to emphasize the importance of ensuring your loved one is placed [...]

Jun 28, 2018

Nursing Homes in Maryland Are Dumping Poor Patients for More Money

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The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reports that an increasing number of elderly nursing home residents are experiencing eviction each year. In fact, in the state of California, over 1,500 elderly individuals claim they were removed against their will from their nursing home. This issue has received national attention in part because evidence points to a profit motive on the part of these nursing homes superseding due process and compassionate options. As it turns [...]

Jun 18, 2018

Maryland is Dropping the Ball When It Comes to Addressing Nursing Home Complaints

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In a recent study, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has examined a wide array of nursing home complaints across the nation. The purpose of the study was to discover how effectively states are addressing and managing claims of nursing home negligence. According to HHS, the state of Maryland has fallen woefully short in its responsibility to investigate nursing home negligence claims. In fact, three quarters of all of the recorded claims [...]

May 14, 2018

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

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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, the abuse toward elderly adults sometimes occurs in the very places that are supposed to protect their safety and attend [...]

Apr 2, 2018

Nursing Home Regulations Regarding Oversight Have Been Scaled Back

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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 under this administration. A story in The New York Times reports that the American Health Care Association, which is the [...]

Oct 19, 2017

Why Maryland Nursing Homes Should Address Resident Loneliness

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Families decide to trust nursing homes with the care of their loved ones for numerous reasons, and one of the most common is the prevention of lonely feelings that can develop when the elderly are left alone for extended periods of time. Nursing homes are seen as an effective option for companionship and social engagement. But for many residents, loneliness does not end when they become residents of nursing homes. For various reasons, including possible [...]

Sep 20, 2017

What Liability Do Nursing Homes Have When a Resident Falls?

By |September 20th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Negligence|0 Comments

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 the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. The financial toll for [...]

Sep 19, 2017

Nursing Home Residents Deserve Better Than What They’re Getting

By |September 19th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Negligence|0 Comments

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 and conflicted story. The recent coverage by the Baltimore Sun says that the Center, which had generators to handle electricity [...]

Jun 30, 2017

You Can Report Nursing Home Neglect to Maryland State Authorities

By |June 30th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Negligence|0 Comments

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 risks. If your elderly parent or relative is currently in a nursing home and you suspect negligence or neglect, you [...]

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