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  • 11 Tennessee Nursing Homes on Federal List for Abuse and Neglect
    Posted on July 10, 2019 in News

    Last month, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging released a report on nursing homes with unacceptable conditions.  There are more than 400 under-performing nursing homes throughout the country.  Eleven of the under-performing nursing homes are in Tennessee where the …

  • What are Nursing Home Resident Rights?
    Posted on July 4, 2019 in News

    Nursing home resident rights are protected under the federal law known as the Nursing Home Reform Law.  Established in 1987, this law requires that nursing homes “promote and protect the rights of each resident.” Above all else, nursing home residents …

  • Medication Errors May Indicate Elder Abuse
    Posted on June 21, 2019 in News

    The federal government fined a nursing home in New York State almost $50,000 for incorrectly administering insulin injections to a resident.  The hefty fine indicates medication errors were more than a mistake, but rather elder abuse.  Medication Errors at Humboldt …

  • Victim of Nursing Home Neglect Suffered Untreated Infection for Months
    Posted on June 7, 2019 in News

    In a horrific example of nursing home neglect, a Texas woman may lose her foot after suffering from an untreated bedsore and infection for more than six months.  Despite her family’s frequent visits no one observed the neglect until it …

  • AARP Urges Support of Texas Bill Fighting Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 29, 2019 in News

    The American Association of Retired Persons, better known as AARP, is asking all Texans to contact their representatives in support of a bill on the floor of the Texas State House of Representatives aimed at fighting nursing home abuse.  As …

  • Understaffed Nursing Homes Take a Substantial Hit in CMS Ratings
    Posted on May 24, 2019 in News

    The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are acknowledging the vital role that proper staffing plays in the health and wellbeing of nursing home residents.  The newest ratings from CMS severely penalized understaffed nursing homes by giving them …

  • Dementia Patient Suffers Fatal Fall in a VA Nursing Home
    Posted on May 13, 2019 in News

    A 91-year-old World War II veteran died from his injuries after suffering a fatal fall in his Iowa-based VA nursing home.  The victim’s family believes that caretakers at the Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing home were negligent, and that the level …

  • Are Nursing Homes Prepared for Hurricane Season?
    Posted on May 3, 2019 in News

    Who could forget the chilling images of nursing homes flooded, residents sitting in waist-deep water after Hurricane Harvey in 2017?  A few weeks later, 12 patients died without air conditioning in a South Florida nursing home when Hurricane Irma knocked …

  • Lawsuit Filed in Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case
    Posted on May 1, 2019 in News

    The team at Nursing Home Abuse Center has become aware of a tragic set of events involving a 65-year-old resident at Willowbrook Residence and Rehabilitation Center.  KPRC News in Houston reports that the resident suffered sexual assault while living at …

  • Florida Business Mogul Convicted for Violating Nursing Home Resident Rights
    Posted on April 12, 2019 in News

    A jury has convicted the owner of a chain of assisted living facilities of 20 charges related to violation of resident rights for profit.  Philip Esformes faces the possibility of living out his life behind bars for the conviction in …

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