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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take the form of physical, mental or neglectful abuse by intentionally causing harm or pain to a resident.  Physical abuse may include hitting, slapping, spitting, pushing, forceful feeding, pinching, inappropriate touching, unwanted sexual acts, etc.  Mental nursing home abuse can include unwanted seclusion, verbal abuse, threatening, ridiculing, belittling, etc.

The failure to provide for the reasonable needs of a nursing home resident is considered neglect.  It can include a lack of bathing, lack of personal care, lack of exercise assistance, lack of sanitation, lack of providing needed medications, lack of eating assistance and the omission many other required means of care.

Nursing home abuse can happen to anyone confined to a nursing home.  If you suspect that a relative has been abused or neglected in a nursing home and that person is in immediate danger, the local police should be summoned or the person removed to a hospital emergency room.  There is also an elder care locator hotline, a directory of State ombudsmen, other state agencies and nursing home review boards available to help in correcting care or locating another nursing home and reporting abuse.

Nursing homes are required by law to provide quality care that maintains their resident's wellbeing.  The law makes abuse or neglect a prosecutable criminal act.

Families of nursing home abuse residents may seek civil legal action against a nursing home and its employees suspected of abuse or neglect.  An attorney specializing in elder care and elder abuse can help with the preparation and litigation of such a case.

When nursing home facilities are needed, it is always best to visit several nursing homes in the area.  Make note of the quality of care, the staff to patient ratio, the cleanliness of the facility, that proper facility certifications and inspections are available for review, the quality and tastiness of meals, that eating assistance is available, that meal service is available at normal times and that sufficient activities are available to residents.


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WITN Nursing home employee charged with patient abuse WITN WITN GREENE COUNTY, NC WITN A nursing home employee is accused of abusing those people that she is supposed to care for. Tiara Shackleford was arrested Friday on charges of felony patient abuse and neglect, as well as misdemeanor assault of a Worker at North Carolina Nursing Home Accused of AbuseU.S. News World Report Greene Co. nursing home employee charged abusing patient WNCTWNCT Staff member accused of abusing nursing home patient arrested WCTI12.com WNCN all 7 news articles raquo

Berksarea Lawmakers Look To Strengthen Nursinghome Abuse Laws Reading Eagle
Reading Eagle Berks area lawmakers look to strengthen nursing home abuse laws Reading Eagle Health department data over the past decade shows substantiated abuse in nursing homes has more than tripled since 2012, when there 121 substantiated cases. Last year, the number was 586. In the wake of a Reading Eagle investigation that found not all

Berks Lawmakeraposs Elder Abuse Bill Clears House Reading Eagle Reading Eagle
Reading Eagle Berks lawmaker39s elder abuse bill clears House Reading Eagle Reading Eagle The bill introduced by Rep. Jim Cox is headed to the Senate. and more raquo

Care Home Standards To Protect Against Abuse Royal Gazette
Royal Gazette Care home standards to protect against abuse Royal Gazette The first phase of a government plan to improve standards in care homes was approved yesterday in the Senate. Junior health minister Crystal Caesar said the Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes Amendment Act 2017 would help to protect people from and more raquo

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