Nursing Home Abuse
This site provides comprehensive information on many aspects of
nursing homes: nursing
home abuse information and legislation, resident
steps to nursing home abuse, appropriate links, and much more.
In addition, we provide legal
rights and resources for those who have experienced nursing
home abuse and received mistreatment while residing in a nursing
Nursing home abuse can exact a heavy toll on its victims and their
families and loved ones. And, unfortunately, the sad truth is that
the incidence of nursing home abuse has been rising steadily during
the past 15 years.
Our site provides victims and their families with the information
and resources they need to help protect against abuse, neglect,
and mistreatment at the hands of nursing homes and their staff.
Let the experience, knowledge, and expertise of our legal team bring
you the justice that you deserve.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in
Your Area for Your Legal Rights,
By their very nature, nursing homes
should provide older Americans with clean, comfortable living
areas that are free from abuse and mistreatment.
NURSING HOME ABUSE INFORMATION
Over 2 million Americans currently live in nursing homes and more
than 15,000 nursing homes exist in this country.
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NURSING HOME ABUSE & RESIDENT RIGHTS
In order for nursing homes to be a part of the Medicare or Medicaid
programs, they have to meet the following guidelines . . . click
here for more on nursing home abuse
PREVENTING NURSING HOME ABUSE
Because of the vulnerability of nursing home residents, the widespread
patterns of abuse, and the fact that federal tax dollars are used
to pay for a large percentage of nursing home stays, the nursing
home industry is very heavily regulated. Click
here to find out more about your legal rights regarding nursing
NURSING HOME ABUSE NEWS
"Nursing home abuse owner criminal prosecution
appears to be on the rise"
Federal official believe inadequate staffing is the biggest
cause of nursing home abuse neglect in facilities. The U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services says that 9 out of
10 nursing homes employ too few workers to provide adequate
care, and over 40% of all homes need to increase their nurse
aide staff by at least 50%.
Congress is considering legislation that would establish
federal criminal penalties for nursing home abuse and neglect.
If convicted, it could result in prison terms for individuals,
in addition to corporate fines of up to $3 million. The nursing
home abuse and neglect bill would also require the homes immediately
report any reasonable suspicion of a crime to law enforcement
officials. Read Full Article....
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HOME ABUSE IN THE NEWS
A recent General Accounting Office (GAO) report says in excess of
half of the suspicious deaths in California nursing homes may be
due to neglect. The latter deaths include dehydration and malnutrition.
The study says about one third (1/3) of California nursing homes
have been singled out by state inspectors for "serious or potentially
life threatening care problems." The report goes on to say
the same problems probably exist across the nation. These neglect
allegations will probably grow worse as baby boomers and the elderly
population as a whole, enter America's nursing homes.
you or a loved one has suffered due to nursing home abuse, click
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