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What You Need to Know about Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elder abuse is typically thought of as physical or mental abuse. However, many elderly people and residents of nursing homes are often subjected to financial abuse as well. Nursing home abuse in Oklahoma is unfortunately very common and victims are often… Read More

The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

There are several federal laws that offer crucial protection to elderly citizens, including those residing in nursing homes. These laws create certain standards to ensure residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are safe from abuse,… Read More

Investigation Uncovers Rampant Sexual Abuse in U.S. Nursing Homes

A recent investigation by CNN discovered that instances of sexual abuse committed against residents of nursing homes are much higher than most realize. According to the Administration for Community Living, more than 16,000 sexual abuse allegations involving… Read More

Owner of Oklahoma Assisted Living Facility Faces 17 Counts of Abuse

The owner of an Oklahoma assisted living center has been arrested for 17 counts of caretaker abuse. Police were first alerted to allegations of abuse committed by the owner of Branding Brook, an assisted living center outside of Vinitia, OK, when a 911… Read More

Who Can Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Abuse?

Four million elderly individuals are estimated to have suffered from physical and psychological abuse or neglect every year in the U.S., many instances occurring in nursing homes. Finding definitively proving responsibility in a nursing home abuse claim… Read More

Forced Arbitration No Longer Permitted in Federally-Funded Nursing Homes

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule that prohibits nursing homes that receive federal funding from using forced arbitration agreements for dispute resolution. These agreements allow nursing homes to avoid… Read More

Falls Are the Leading Cause of Injury, Death Among Seniors, CDC Says

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of death and injury for older adults. The CDC reports that one elderly adult falls down every second. The CDC recently released data for 2014 that indicated… Read More

Study Shows Prevalence of Resident-on-Resident Abuse in Nursing Homes

According to a recent study, nursing home resident-on-resident abuse occurs at a much higher rate than anticipated, with approximately one in five residents experiencing some form of abuse from another resident. For one month, researchers tracked mistreatment… Read More

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a problem that is often difficult to identify and, unfortunately, often goes unreported. By understanding the signs of abuse like bedsores, improper administration of medication and changes in behavior you can properly identify abuse… Read More

Are Surveillance Cameras the Future of Nursing Home Care?

On November 1, 2013, Oklahoma passed a law that would permit the use of surveillance cameras in nursing home facilities. The reason was simple residents loved ones want the ability to keep an eye on the patient for their own safety, many suspecting that… Read More

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