Nursing Home Abuse

06/15

When you sit or lay in the same position for an extended period, you risk developing a pressure ulcer. If you or your healthcare provider diagnoses the ulcers early enough, they will heal in most cases, without much pain or discomfort. However, without any medical treatment or intervention, you can ...

02/06

Florida residents scrambled to safety as Hurricane Irma made landfall in 2017. But some Florida nursing home residents had no way out. At one nursing home in Hollywood Hills, residents braced for the storm. As a power outage knocked out air conditioning to the facility, temperatures soared as high a...

02/06

Seniors are often one of the most overlooked groups in society. Seniors are vulnerable to abuse because of risk factors like social isolation and a lack of mobility. Caregivers that make critical decisions or have access to a senior’s finances can take advantage of their position of power in a way...

03/28

When a loved one lives in a nursing home, the nursing home is supposed to be just that — their home. Your loved one should feel safe and cared for. The facility should provide for their routine care and unique medical needs. They should also provide appropriate activities and arrange for interacti...

03/28

When a loved one falls in a nursing home, it can be hard to know what to do. You want to keep your loved one safe and also make sure that others are safe. You want to prevent future falls but minimize the disruption to your family member. However, you may not know what to do about it or if you ne...

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