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Maggots found in resident’s eye

This story really upset me.  I can’t imagine the excuses the nursing home will use to explain this neglect away.  Florida police began investigating why an 82-year-old man from the University Center West nursing home was so severely neglected, he ended up in the hospital. The man was taken to the hospital suffering chest pains

Allegations of rape in Kansas nursing home

Kansas City, Missouri Police are investigating the alleged rape of an 80-year-old woman at a Northland nursing home.   While management vehemently denies anything happened, a medical examination shows otherwise. The 80-year-old woman was found naked from the waist down Wednesday afternoon. According to the police report, the victim’s daughter noticed bruising in her private area and asked

Cornell Study on Resident on Resident Abuse

I saw this article on another website discussing the recent Cornell University study on physical abuse between residents.  Resident on resident abuse is underreported and mismanaged in the nursing home setting and most likely caused Physical abuse in a nursing home may include staff or other residents.  According to a Cornell University Study, resident-on-resident violence

National Center on Elder Abuse Report

Nursing Home Abuse is on the rise even though less people are entering nursing homes with debilitating conditions according to recent data. The true number is probably much higher but The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates at least one in 20 nursing home patients has been the victim of abuse. There are nearly 1.4 million

Federal oversight of nursing homes is lacking

At a hearing this month concerning the state of the nursing home industry 20 years after the landmark Nursing Home Reform Act (better known as OBRA ‘87), Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) addressed the deficiencies of a system that has allowed some poorly performing nursing homes to escape penalties. Testimony by the

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