Nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide adequate care for residents. This includes allowing residents access to necessary medical care and treatment, as well as assisting residents who suffer from a disability and are immobile or incapacitated.
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When you go to a nursing home to visit your loved one or decide if you want to send your loved one there, you should keep an eye out for signs the facility provides poor care to residents. Sometimes residents report abuse, but many times it is loved ones… Read More
Many nursing home residents are at risk for various forms of financial abuse. They are often more vulnerable to being tricked or coerced into signing over assets or having someone steal their money or property. Sometimes this is because of severe mental… Read More
A fall can be particularly devastating for a nursing home resident, resulting in serious bodily harm or even death. Unfortunately, falls are often caused by staff members' negligence. For example, maybe they did not remove tripping obstacles in a hallway… Read More
Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, develop when a person experiences long periods of inactivity. Although not uncommon among immobile nursing home residents, bedsores can be a sign of neglect by a nursing home if they are left untreated.
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Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is not uncommon in Maryland. Elderly individuals who rely on these facilities to provide for their needs and medical care can easily be harmed through abuse or neglect.
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A study co-published by ProPublica and The Washington Times reveals that nursing home residents’ privacy is being violated by nursing home staff who are posting dehumanizing and inappropriate photos on social media sites. This new form of abuse can violate… Read More
In 2003, the National Research Council Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect estimated that anywhere from 1 to 2 million Americans aged 65 plus have been subjected to abuse by a caregiver.
Nursing home abuse is a terrifying reality… Read More
Moving to a nursing home is not the first choice for residence of many - perhaps any. And yet, statistics tell us that nursing home populations continue to rise each year. Though most of us feel they are "institutions of last resort," many of us will… Read More