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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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Son Fleeces Elderly Parents: Mom Left In Nursing Home, Dad At Funeral Home U...
USA TODAY Son fleeces elderly parents: Mom left in nursing home, dad at funeral home USA TODAY More: Elder abuse: ERs learn how to protect a vulnerable population. In September, a jury found Ryan Powers, 41, guilty on four counts of first degree exploitation involving an elderly In early 2016, William Powers told Ryan to sell the couple39s and more raquo

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wreg.com Open wounds, maggots discovered on nursing home resident wreg.com Police are investigating what may be an abuse case involving a patient at a local nursing home after nurses made a horrifying discovery. and more raquo

Sen. Hatch Demands Details On Nursing Home Abuse Bloomberg Bloomberg BNA
Sen. Hatch Demands Details on Nursing Home Abuse Bloomberg Bloomberg BNA The Senate Finance Committee is requesting more information regarding elder abuse in nursing homes after a review by a government watchdog. Hatch To HHS: Can Congress Help Stem Nursing Home Abuse Inside Health Policy subscription all 2 news articles raquo

Hereaposs How Jerry Brown Can Help Protect Vulnerable People, Voting Integrit...
Sacramento Bee Here39s how Jerry Brown can help protect vulnerable people, voting integrity and local control Sacramento Bee Fear of costly lawsuits has driven some nursing home administrators to re create medical records to hide neglectful care, Lundstrom wrote six years ago. But there39s an easy fix: Don39t neglect or abuse patients, and if something bad happens, don39t

Layoffs As Hollywood Nursing Home, Subject Of Complaints, To Close Los Angel...
Layoffs as Hollywood Nursing Home, Subject of Complaints, to Close Los Angeles Business Journal An East Hollywood nursing home that has been the subject of a flood of complaints for patient abuse and neglect will close this week, with nearly 130 workers to lose their jobs. Brier Oak on Sunset, one of roughly 500 owned by Genesis HealthCare of

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