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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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Michigan Nursing Home Denies Abuse Until Caught On Camera Illinois Nursing H...
Michigan Nursing Home Denies Abuse Until Caught on Camera Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog blog The family went to the nursing home about the abuse in December 2015, not mentioning the existence of the camera and video evidence. According to both the lawsuit and a statement released by Autumnwood, the allegations of abuse were investigated and no

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Michigan Radio Video: quotHorriblequot nursing home abuse caught on hidden camera Michigan Radio A metro Detroit family is going public with allegations, and video, about abuse their elderly father suffered in a Livonia nursing home. Hussein Younes and. Family sues Michigan nursing home over abuse caught on videoWNDU TV Hidden Camera Shows Nursing Home Staff Allegedly Abusing Patient, Hurling Ethnic SlursNewsweek Hidden Camera Captured Alleged Abuse of 89 Year Old Man in Nursing HomeThe Epoch Times all 19 news articles raquo

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Top quality nursing homes harder to access with mental health issues Reuters With behavioral health problems, patients were also more likely to be sent to one star homes, the lowest quality facilities, the study also found. Compared to people without mental illness, patients with depression and anxiety were just one percent and more raquo

Grieving Son Accuses Goshen Nursing Home Of Abuse, Neglect News 12 Westchester
News 12 Westchester Grieving son accuses Goshen nursing home of abuse, neglect News 12 Westchester There are new allegations of abuse and neglect from a grieving son who claims his mother died due to the lack of care at a troubled nursing home in Orange County. Joseph Guyt39s 84 year old mother, Lillian, died earlier this month at a hospital after and more raquo

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