Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

July 12, 2021

Elder abuse is the neglect, violence, and mistreatment that seniors experience from their caregivers. Oftentimes, abuse may be occurring without any easily identifiable signs. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) estimates that 1 in 10 seniors suffer from some type of abuse every year. Yet the signs of elder abuse often go unreported and abusers […]

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Understanding COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and What Facilities Can Do

August 18, 2020

The current coronavirus infection, known as COVID-19, is a pandemic. This viral, respiratory infection is in at least 114 countries and has killed over 555,000 people according to the World Health Organization. The coronavirus has proven to be particularly deadly for elderly individuals, especially those in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. It can […]

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LTCCC News Alert: Protecting Vulnerable Residents From Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Source: Long Term Care Community Coalition Contact: Richard Mollot, 212-385-0356 or RICHARD@LTCCC.ORG. March 3, 2020 — Concern over coronavirus is growing as a significant outbreak in the United States becomes increasingly likely. According to researchers, residents in nursing homes and other adult care facilities are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus due to their age, pre-existing medical […]

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New COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Residents of Nursing Homes and Families

April 1, 2020

Source: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care   Consumer Voice has recently released a new publication: COVID-19, and Nursing Homes:  What Residents and Families Need to Know. This consumer factsheet is designed to inform both residents and their families about steps the federal government has taken to reduce the spread of the virus, […]

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Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

March 19, 2020

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A new respiratory disease – coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – is spreading globally and there have been instances of COVID-19 community spread in the United States. The general strategies CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LTCF are the same strategies these facilities use every day […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Statistics You Should Know

February 24, 2020

Source: Nursing Home Abuse Justice   Nursing Home Abuse Statistics Overview As many as 5,000,000 elders are abused each year. It is thought that 1 in 10 elders over the age of 60 have been abused. One study reported that as many as 24.3% of residents experienced at least one instance of physical abuse while […]

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Some Nursing Homes Are Illegally Evicting Elderly and Disabled Residents Who Can’t Afford to Pay

January 16, 2020

Source: NBC News | Katie Engelhart When Jamie Moore arrived home on a Thursday evening in March, she was surprised to find her mother-in-law in her living room. Glenda Moore, 67, had been sitting in her wheelchair for hours. Without anyone to help her to the bathroom, she’d had an accident. She was also having […]

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Nursing Home Neglect: Financial Abuse

August 5, 2019

If your loved one currently resides in a nursing home or assisted care facility, it is important to remain aware of possible instances of elder abuse or neglect that could occur. Unfortunately, abuse of the elderly can take form in a multitude of ways. It is important to be aware of your elderly loved one’s […]

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Dehydration and Malnutrition Signs in Nursing Homes Residents

May 16, 2019

Everyone wants their loved ones to be safe when being placed in a nursing home, however, there is an unfortunate possibility of abuse or neglect that loved ones should always be aware of. Some of the most common types of neglect are malnutrition and dehydration, which can ultimately become deadly. Below we will discuss some […]

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Senators Ramp Up Outrage Over Nursing Home Abuse

March 27, 2019

Source: Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP Lawmakers expressed outrage at widespread reports of abuse and neglect in the nation’s nursing homes at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Wednesday, noting that resident mistreatment has been a problem for decades despite regulatory reforms and attempts at improved government oversight. “Seniors in nursing homes are among the people […]

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Maryland’s Nursing Homes Fall Short Of Nation’s Best

February 4, 2019

Source: Deb Belt | Patch National Staff Placing a loved one in a nursing home is among the hardest decisions you’ll ever make. Here’s how nursing homes in Maryland stack up. Putting Mom or Dad in a nursing home is one of the most complicated and emotionally painful decisions you may ever have to make. […]

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse in Maryland

January 17, 2019

All nursing home facilities in Maryland are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Code of Maryland Regulations outlines the duties and standards nursing homes must adhere to, and specifically restricts activities and behaviors that could harm residents. When caretakers fail to adhere to these rules, your loved one could […]

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Maryland Settles With Nursing Homes That Discharged Patients

November 9, 2018

Source: Washington Post, Savannah Williams and Brooks Dubose | AP ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The state of Maryland on Thursday announced a $2.2 million settlement in its suit against the owners of Neiswanger Management Services, a nursing home company that routinely discharged patients when their Medicare coverage ran out and they had no income for further care. Capital […]

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Where to Find and Compare Nursing Home Ratings

October 15, 2018

Whether you’re looking for the right nursing home facility for a loved one or doing some more research into a nursing home a loved one is currently in, the process can become a struggle. On-site inspections conducted by official state health professionals, in order to assess compliance with federal standards of care, are the best […]

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Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands to Gruesome Deaths

October 15, 2018

No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how often these severe infections turn fatal, but the toll is enormous. Source: by Fred Schulte, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News and Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune / Sep. 6, 2018 Shana Dorsey first caught sight of the purplish wound on her father’s lower back as he […]

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Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Patients

August 29, 2018

Source: Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News “Oh my God, we dropped her!” Sandra Snipes said she heard the nursing home aides yell as she fell to the floor. She landed on her right side where her hip had recently been replaced. She cried out in pain. A hospital clinician later discovered her hip was […]

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‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

August 29, 2018

Source: Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate. The records for the first time reveal frequent and significant fluctuations in day-to-day staffing, […]

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Medicare Lowers Ratings of 1,400 Nursing Homes due to Staffing Concerns

August 29, 2018

  Source: Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas | Kaiser Health News   Medicare has lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes — almost 1,400 of them — because they either had inadequate numbers of registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data that proved they had […]

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What Are the Different Types of Elder Abuse?

February 6, 2018

  Elder abuse can be defined as a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. (World Health Organization, 2002) Elder abuse can take various forms, via intentional or unintentional neglect including physical, emotional, […]

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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Home

December 26, 2017

  Sometimes the need for a nursing home comes unexpectedly. Other times, it is a transition that can be planned over an extended period of time. Regardless of the situation, choosing the right home can be a challenge. Few milestones in life are harder than deciding whether nursing home care makes sense and if so, […]

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Medical Malpractice in Maryland

August 29, 2017

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider neglects to provide a patient with an appropriate treatment or gives substandard treatment that leads to injury or death. In Maryland, a health care provider can be medically negligent if they injure or treat a patient below the industry standard of care. In […]

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What is the difference between Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

July 25, 2017

There are far too many instances where seniors are mistreated under the protection of a licensed care facility. The terms ‘abuse’ and ‘neglect’ are commonly interchanged when referring to the mistreatment of a senior. Though similar, abuse and neglect hold two very different meanings. ABUSE is the deliberate cause of emotional or physical pain. The term […]

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How to Know if Your Loved One is a Victim of Nursing Home Negligence

June 9, 2017

How to Know if Your Loved One is a Victim of Nursing Home Negligence  More than one million geriatric men and women currently reside in a nursing home.[1] That’s more than one million grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, mothers, and fathers living in the care of men and women you have entrusted with their health and […]

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Nursing Home Fractures and Falls

February 15, 2017

Many seniors move into nursing care facilities because they are no longer able to care for themselves on a day-to-day basis. Residents commonly struggle with mobility, putting them at risk of falling. Falls are one of the most common injuries among seniors although most are completely preventable. A few common events that can occur at […]

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Senior Abuse Signs

January 5, 2017

  Many have elderly loved ones whose care we have entrusted with the staff at an assisted living facility or nursing home. Although placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision, it is one that many families are faced with. Despite countless hours of research, numerous visits, and multiple interviews with […]

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