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One Third of U.S. Nursing Home Residents Suffer from Malnutrition or Dehydration

By |2019-02-22T19:36:17+00:00January 16th, 2019|Abuse, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to a recent study by National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes: Key Issues in Prevention and Treatment, at least a third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.

Nursing Home Medication Errors Could Be Harming Your Loved One

By |2019-02-22T19:37:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Abuse, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.

Physical Abuse is the Top-Reported Complaint Among Nursing Home Residents

By |2019-02-22T19:29:31+00:00December 6th, 2018|Abuse, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Physical And Chemical Restraints|

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, physical abuse in nursing homes is the top-reported complaint of elder abuse, at 27.4%. Shockingly, over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to abusing residents in their care.

Bumps, Bruises and Scrapes Could Be Warning Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect

By |2019-02-22T19:38:27+00:00November 16th, 2018|Abuse, Falls, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to the CDC, about 1,800 nursing home residents die each year from falls, and about 10% to 20% of all nursing home falls cause serious injuries such as fractures.

Elder Abuse & Neglect Warning Sign #1: Bed Sores

By |2019-02-22T19:39:42+00:00November 6th, 2018|Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

One of the more obvious warning signs of elder abuse or neglect is the presence of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are painful skin ulcers that can be fatal at their worst stage. When they form on nursing home patients, it usually indicates issues of understaffing or negligence.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

By |2019-01-10T15:44:15+00:00October 26th, 2018|Abuse, Alzheimer's Patient Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Falls, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Mental And Emotional Abuse, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suspicious Injuries, Wandering Off/elopement|

More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States every year, and as many as one in ten elderly people are victims of elder abuse in some form.* You should be aware of these warning signs to keep your loved one safe.