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Burn Injuries Are Common in Nursing Home Patients

In a long-term facility such as a nursing home, residents should be protected always. Any form of mistreatment, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, should not be tolerated. Other hazards in this type of environment pose a big threat to the well-being of the residents. According to the U.S. Accountability Office, between 1994 and -->

Understaffing in Nursing Homes

Understaffing in nursing homes contributes to nursing home neglect. This can lead to health complications and reduced quality of life for those living in nursing homes. A reason for understaffing is cost. Better management of resources would greatly reduce the problem of understaffing. Understaffing may deprive residents of the time and attention they need from -->

Elderly Fall Injuries in Nursing Homes

Elderly falls and resulting injuries are common in many nursing homes. Results of these falls may cause disability, functional decline, reduced independence and reduced quality of life among those injured. Physical injuries aside, feelings of helplessness and anxiety may result from the fear of falling again. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and -->

Identifying Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect

If you have a loved one in a Nursing Home you should consider familiarizing yourself with signs and symptoms associated with Nursing Home abuse/neglect. The percentage of abused or neglected nursing home residents who actually report abuse is startlingly low. Below is a list of indicators of abuse and neglect. Some symptoms listed could be -->

Nursing Home Abuse

The last thing anyone thinks about when it comes time to putting a loved one in a nursing home is nursing home abuse. However, it is an important matter to consider, as it is quite common. In the event that nursing home abuse or negligence is present, being able to spot the warning signs will -->

What’s being done to protect the elderly?

In a recent report released by State Comptroller Thomas D. Napoli major deficiencies in the State’s ability to efficiently identifying and prevent nursing home abuse and neglect were uncovered. fp_nh_quote.jpg The State has the ability to impose fines when Nursing Homes fail to meet basic standards. Any number of circumstances could constitute a fine. The -->