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Stan Lee Wins Further Protection Against Financial Abuser

Financial abuse may be rapidly becoming the most prevalent form of elder abuse taking place. 1 in 20 elders have reported some form of financial exploitation occurring recently. This may be vastly different than the actual number of elders experiencing...
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New CMS Staff Ranking Change Affects Star Ratings For Some Homes

Previously, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services allowed nursing homes to self-report how many registered nurses they had on staff. They would typically only verify these numbers through payroll data submitted in the weeks prior to an inspection. However,...
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Nurse Caught Stealing Prescription Opiates From Patients

Opioids are a class of drugs that are typically prescribed to relieve pain. These drugs come with names like Vicodin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Fentanyl patches. While these drugs may be needed for a short time to relieve pain from an...
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Federal Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home For Flu Shot

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides a number of protections in the workplace to prevent discrimination against employers by coworkers and bosses. One of these protections is the protection against discrimination based on religion. This prevents the discrimination...
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Arrests Made In Nursing Home Death Of WWII Veteran

In addition to possibly receiving financial compensation, filing an abuse or neglect lawsuit against a nursing facility can result in there being criminal charges. This can also occur in the case of wrongful death lawsuits. Since so many cases of...
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The Dangers Of Wandering

It’s no shock that with the advances in medical care that people are living longer than ever. Many seniors want to stay as independent as possible and their loved ones often choose assisted living facilities that help their parents or...
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Scabies Outbreak in Arkansas Nursing Home

Scabies is a common illness caused by a tiny mite which burrows under the skin and lays eggs, causing a rash. While it is a common infection, it is preventable. Taking proper precautions by infected persons treating the infection can...
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New Revelations in Hollywood Nursing Home Case

In the aftermath of hurricane Irma, a Florida nursing home became the center of controversy when several residents died of heat-related issues after power went out at the facility, causing the air-conditioning to go out. This prompted swift action from...
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Patient Assault Caught On Tape In Florida

Nursing home abuse and neglect could have many sources, from employees to other residents. In fact, as many as one out of every five nursing home residents suffers from threats of abuse or abuse from other residents. While nursing homes...
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Family Discovers Daughter Suffered From STD In Nursing Home

While the majority of beds in most nursing homes are occupied by the elderly, some beds are occupied by younger generations. These are generally younger people suffering from developmental and physical disabilities. Regardless of age, there is still the expectation...
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