CHICAGO, IL - Nursing home abuse is just one part of the larger problem with elder abuse - especially in nursing homes. As many as 5,000,000 people are affected by elder abuse each year, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). How Common is Nursing Home Abuse? Nursing home abuse ... [Continue Reading]
When Is a Nursing Home Responsible for a Resident’s Death?
CHICAGO, IL – Nursing home residents are normally elderly individuals, sometimes in poor health, so unfortunately, nursing home deaths are not uncommon. Many residents succumb to his or her illness or of old age; however, there are certain situations where death is preventable. If you have lost a ... [Continue Reading]
Top 4 Elder Abuse Assessment Questions
CHICAGO, IL – If you suspect someone you love may be suffering from elder abuse in their nursing home facility, it’s important to ask questions. The following questions were adapted from the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI). EASI is a set of questions that doctors may ask if they think an elderly ... [Continue Reading]
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse & How to Report
Nursing home neglect happens more often than you think. An estimated 5 million adults 65 and older are abused and neglected each year in the U.S. Neglect is an form of elder abuse committed against an older adult in a nursing home that breaches the duty that may harm a resident. You’re more than ... [Continue Reading]
How Can I Tell If My Loved One is Being Neglected or Abused?
CHICAGO, IL – Abuse and neglect in nursing homes remains under-reported in the United States according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office. Many nursing homes frequently fail to report abuse to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), or to local ... [Continue Reading]
Nursing Home Neglect: “Granny Cams” in Long-Term Facilities
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]
How Payroll Records Can Help Prevent Nursing Home Neglect
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now doing more to crack down on understaffing in nursing homes. By passing a payroll records submission requirement for nursing homes that went into effect in April of last year, CMS now has a better method to judge which facilities are truly ... [Continue Reading]
Verbal Threats Are Still Nursing Home Abuse
When we think of nursing home abuse, we often think of elderly residents being hurt physically when care is lacking in a nursing home facility. Issues that often come to mind are: Bed sores Dehydration or malnutrition Soiled clothes or linens Bruises Untreated infections These ... [Continue Reading]