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Improving Conditions for Nursing Home Residents

Recent changes made to federal nursing home rules could very well result in a better quality of life for nursing home patients. The new rules and requirements will be implemented in three phases. The requirements and objectives of the new federal rules include: -Making the nursing home feel more like a home. One example of -->

CT Nursing Home Fined After Resident’s Death

A North Haven, Connecticut Nursing home is facing fines after a patient fell and later died from related complications. The resident reportedly fell out of bed and suffered injuries including a blog clot in their brain. The use of bed rails very well could have, and should have, prevented the fall and the untimely death -->

Grandfather Abused by Nursing Home Worker

A sad story comes to us from Maine about a woman whose grandfather was sexually abused in 2006 in a nursing home. The Marro family believed their grandfather’s dementia was setting in and clogging his thoughts. As his health declined, they felt a Brunswick nursing home would be a safe place for him to live. His -->

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Child maltreatment includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or other. The four types of abuse include: physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. In 2008, approximately 1,740 children died in the U.S. as a result of malpractice treatment, according to the Centers for Disease -->