CHICAGO, IL – Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that as many as 10 percent of seniors reported experiencing according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. As staff members work longer hours and are understaffed, stressful situations arise and begin to take a toll on nursing home staff often ... [Continue Reading]
When Filing a Nursing Home Complaint is Not Enough
If your loved one resides in a nursing home facility, chances are they are there because they need assistance in doing the things they used to be able to do independently. Nursing home facilities are utilized because they are able to provide 24-hour care and they have experienced medical ... [Continue Reading]
Three Nursing Home Facilities in Illinois All Recently Cited for Violations
Find out which facilities they were below. Three nursing home facilities in Illinois were recently cited and fined for violations.One of these nursing homes was cited at the end of 2017 and the other two were cited during the first three months of 2018. Here are more details about the ... [Continue Reading]
Family Sues Nursing Home After Catching Caretaker on Camera Physically Abusing their Elderly Father
ABC News 2 shared video camera footage that caught a staff member at a Livonia, Michigan nursing home abusing an elderly resident, and it is unbearable to watch. Husein Younes, 87, first went to Autumnwood nursing home for assistance while he recovered from surgery he had in May 2015. While most ... [Continue Reading]
Aging Pastor Neglected by His Nursing Home Caregivers
Robert, an aging pastor, who lived a life of service and put others first, was neglected by his care providers in an Illinois nursing home. Robert was admitted into a nursing home with severe illnesses that required 24-hour care. Robert suffered from Parkinson’s disease, dementia, ... [Continue Reading]
Does Sexual Harassment Occur in Nursing Homes?
There are more nursing home residents who are unable to speak, move, and defend themselves, and these individuals are more vunerable to mistreatment, neglect, and sexual abuse during their stay in a nursing home facility. ... [Continue Reading]
How Serious Are Bed Sores For Nursing Home Residents?
For our aging loved ones, bed sores can be a serious and even deadly affliction. Also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure sores, bedsores can range in severity from superficial skin wounds to deep ulcers that expose bone. As though deep skin ulcers were not a severe enough issue, the Mayo Clinic ... [Continue Reading]
Illinois Has Been Recognized with the Most Cases of Nursing Home Abuse Incidents
The issue of elder abuse and nursing home mistreatment and neglect is on the rise and is expected to continue to increase in the coming years. In a recent government audit, it was revealed that one in four cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went ... [Continue Reading]