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Investigation Finds Serious Nursing Home Abuse is Underreported

More than one out of four cases of serious nursing home abuse is not reported to police, despite federal and state laws that mandate law enforcement be immediately contacted about these cases. The alarming revelation was reported in a preliminary alert… Read More

Bedsores Caused by Nursing Home Neglect

Bedsores are painful pressure ulcers that form on the body during prolonged periods of inactivity and may result in painful medical complications if left untreated. Nursing home residents who are left in an immobile state often suffer bedsores. Approximately… Read More

Nursing Home Residents Suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

It is never easy to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. But when your loved one is struggling with dementia and can no longer care for himself or herself, you may need to take action. Unfortunately, nursing home residents… Read More

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

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