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  • What is a Sacral Pressure Ulcer?
    Posted on July 31, 2019 in News

    Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, are skin injuries that develop most commonly on bony areas of the body.  A sacral pressure ulcer is one of the most common types of these injuries.  The sacral region is …

  • Nursing Home Worker Charged with Sexual Abuse: Hidden Camera Captures Assaults
    Posted on July 24, 2019 in News

    Sexual abuse is one of the most horrifying types of nursing home abuse.  No one imagines that their loved one could be the victim of such a horrible crime in a place that is supposed to provide safety and care.  …

  • How Common is Sepsis in Nursing Homes?
    Posted on July 18, 2019 in News

    Sepsis is a medical condition that affects millions of people each year. Sadly, sepsis in nursing homes seems to be an ever-present problem plaguing elderly Americans.  Sepsis is the body’s response to an infection.  When the body responds to an …

  • Georgia Nursing Homes Backlog 200 Complaints
    Posted on July 16, 2019 in News

    According to the Georgia Department of Community Health, a shortage of qualified nurses has caused a major backlog of complaints against nursing homes.  Regulators have more than 200 complaints that need to be but a new report from Georgia Health News …

  • 11 Tennessee Nursing Homes on Federal List
    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
    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 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 …