Posted on April 23, 2018 in Nursing Home AbuseFederal 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
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Posted on February 26, 2018 in Nursing Home AbuseDementia 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.
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Posted on April 4, 2017 in 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
Posted on March 3, 2017 in Nursing Home AbuseIt'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.
Posted on February 6, 2017 in Nursing Home AbuseElder 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.
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