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Nursing Home Abuse Nursing Home Cameras Could Bring Peace of Mind During COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has hit residents of nursing homes especially hard for a number of reasons. First, because of elderly residents’ compromised health, they are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill or dying due to complications of the virus. And second, nursing home staff has blocked families and friends from visiting their loved […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Provision in New York’s Budget Shields Nursing Homes from Being Sued

The coronavirus has killed at least 5,403 nursing home residents in New York since the outbreak hit the U.S. Families of the deceased want to sue the nursing homes for being ill-prepared for the virus, but a hidden provision in New York State’s budget bars families from taking legal action against nursing homes. According to […]

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Nursing Home Abuse How New York Nursing Homes Are Being Affected by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit New York especially hard – and its elderly residents even harder. And a new discovery announced by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer sheds light on just how badly nursing homes have failed their residents. In New York City alone, not including the rest of New York State, 21,673 people […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Financial abuse of the elderly in nursing homes

Though most cases of financial abuse of the elderly occur within the family, sometimes a nursing home caretaker will attempt to exploit a resident. Elderly people are easily taken advantage of financially because they often do not understand how to handle their finances, especially if they suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many older people who […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Broken bones in nursing homes

As people get older, their bones naturally become more brittle, especially in those who suffer from osteoporosis. Additionally, older people gradually lose muscle mass, which negatively affects their balance and mobility. These two factors make the elderly more susceptible to falls and more at risk of breaking bones. Broken bones can usually be avoided in […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in nursing homes

According to the National Council on Aging, about 1 in 10 nursing home residents over the age of 60 have experienced some form of abuse in nursing homes. It is essential to be aware of the various types of abuse older adults experience in nursing homes to protect vulnerable residents better. Of the seven basic types […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Common nursing home infections

A 2004 National Nursing Home Survey found that nearly 1.5 million elderly Americans live in about 16,000 nursing homes. With crowded nursing homes comes an increased potential of harmful infections spreading. Because the elderly generally have diminished immune systems and because surgery can sometimes cause more harm than good, the spread of an infection could […]

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Nursing Home Abuse How to prevent bedsores

Bedsores are alarmingly common in American nursing homes. According to a National Nursing Home Survey performed by the CDC, about 11% of nursing home residents had a pressure ulcer or bedsore. Bedsores occur when a patient is immobile for an extended period and are therefore more common in people with a physical disability, the elderly, and […]

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Nursing Home Abuse, Slip and Fall How can nursing homes predict and prevent falls?

When we send a loved one to a nursing home, we expect that they will receive the highest quality of care and attention from their nurses and caretakers. This includes being vigilant of fall-risk residents and taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of residents falling and injuring themselves. A fall could be debilitating to […]

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Nursing Home Abuse, Slip and Fall Why are hip fractures so devastating for elderly people?

We often hear of older relatives or family friends falling and injuring their hips, but many people are not aware that this injury is often devastating for the victim. This article explores the reasons why elderly people are more susceptible to these types of injuries, what complications are associated with hip fractures, and what symptoms […]

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