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Posts tagged "Nursing Home Neglect"

Psychological abuse can be directed to nursing home patients

When considering the ways that nursing home patients can suffer from neglect or abuse, many people don't realize that psychological abuse is perpetuated on some residents by staff or even other residents. This is particularly challenging to identify and prove when it's suspected.

Are bedsores ever an acceptable consequence in nursing homes?

If you have a loved one who is a patient in a nursing home or other long term care facility, you likely worry a great deal about the care that they receive. Is it sufficient? Are their needs being met? Are their caregivers treating them well?

Are bruises always a sign of elder abuse?

As people age, it's true that they may bruise more easily. The kinds of bumps and scratches you'd ignore and forget about as a teen or young adult become much more obvious over the years. As an elderly person, bruising happens very easily due to thin skin, medications and other causes.

Infectious disease: The dirty secret of nursing homes

At any given time, there are more than 5 million residents of long-term care facilities here in the United States. For most, this will be their last residence here on Earth. Even for those whose health dictates a temporary stay, the conditions they encounter at these nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities could shorten their lives precipitously.

If your loved one is malnourished, it could be neglect

There is one thing that you never expected to see after just a few weeks away from the nursing home. When you walked into your mother's room, she looked frail. When you got closer, you realized how poorly her clothing fit. What happened? Why, in the few weeks you were away, did she lose so much weight?

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