Nursing Home Abuse

How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse is an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States. Despite the fact that countless Americans rely on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for their elderly loved ones, many senior citizens suffer abuse and neglect in American nursing homes. It is vital for friends and family who visit thei... read more
Does Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Have an Emergency Plan in Place? an ambulance, nursing home neglect attorneyFederal law requires skilled nursing homes that are federally funded by Medicare and Medicaid to establish emergency plans with written evacuation procedures that protect patients f... read more
When Dementia Patients Wander [infographic] Dementia patients who wander away from nursing homes face significant injury and fatality risks due to external dangers and cognitive impairments. Elopement, when a dementia patient wanders out of a home or nursing facility and does not return, is considered the most dangerous type of wandering with a higher risk of serious injuries and death. If you or a family member was seriously injured in ... read more
When Nursing Home Abuse Becomes Sexual elder with staff, nursing home abuse injuryElderly nursing home residents often fall victim to sexual abuse perpetrated by nursing home staff, and even other residents. Women and men are victims of sexual abuse in nursing homes, and many ... read more
Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Easy Targets for Neglect and Abuse elder watching lake, nursing home abuseRecent studies reveal that nursing home residents who suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia at a significantly greater risk for becoming victims of neglect or outr... read more
Grandma Got Ripped Off by a Stranger It's estimated that 5% of seniors are victims of financial abuse each year. Financial abuse takes many forms and it is not uncommon for the abuse to occur in nursing homes where vulnerable seniors can become victims of unscrupulous caregivers. Elder financial abuse costs senior citizens billions of dollars a year and can lead to the loss of the savings and tarnish the golden years. If you or a ... read more
Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes Elder sexual assault can have a significantly detrimental impact on a patient's physical and mental health. It is a common crime that can permanently diminish an individual's quality of life and the impact of the abuse often leads to a reduced life expectancy. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a nursing home, contact a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer at Cogburn... read more