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Eric Washburn

Signs Your Elderly Loved One Is Being Abused

According to statistics from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every 10 people in this country who are over the age of 60 has experienced some incident of abuse each year. This means that 5 million seniors […]

Randy Appleton

Elder Abuse Is Under Reported in US, Study Says

A new study by the University of North Carolina found that elder abuse and neglect affects one in 10 elderly adults and has far reaching negative consequences on both mental and physical health. The report noted that victims of elder […]

Rick Shapiro

Nursing Home Residents File Lawsuit After Hepatitis C Outbreak

As our loved ones age, we are faced with the decision of whether to entrust their care to a nursing home. Widespread cases of nursing home abuse make that decision even harder. We expect a nursing home to protect our […]

Guest Author

Connecticut Retirement Home Worker Wins OSHA Case After Employer Retaliation

An employee of S.E.M. Terrace, a retirement home in Milford, was retaliated against by the operator of the home after complaining about a bedbug infestation. According to court records, the employee was fired after filing a complaint with the local […]

Mark Favaloro

Study Finds Nursing Homes With Higher Percentage Of Minority Residents Offer Lower Quality Care

In an alarming new study highlighted by the National Institutes of Health, nursing homes with a higher proportion of black residents were found to deliver lower quality care than those homes with fewer minority residents. The study found that not […]

Mark Favaloro

Shocking Elderly Abuse Statistics

Nearly two million Americans live in long-term care facilities. Too often, we share with our readers stories of elderly patients being abused and/or neglected at nursing homes or assisted living facilities. These are the very places that many victims’ families […]

Jim Lewis

North Carolina Court Of Appeals Refuses To Enforce Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

A North Carolina case from earlier this year involving the effectiveness of nursing home arbitration agreements put nursing home operators on notice that some agreements can be deemed…

Randy Appleton

Surprising Data Reveals Alarm-Free Nursing Homes May Be Safer For Patients

In a very interesting case study, one nursing home in Connecticut reported back on what happened when they made a conscious effort to remove all alarms from patients for two years. Not only…

Mark Favaloro

Tragic Story Of Abuse Out Of North Carolina Raises Questions About Skilled Nursing Facilities

A tragic episode took pace in Goldsboro, North Carolina and was recently brought to light by the family of a 72-year-old man who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of his caregivers at a…

Mark Favaloro

Nursing Homes’ Emergency Preparedness Questioned In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Nursing home regulators and patient advocates have begun sounding an alarm about patient safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Experts say that the storm revealed just how ill prepared many…