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Nurses face charges after elderly patient leaves facility alone

When you leave your loved one in a nursing home, you expect the facility to do its best to provide for him or her. In the case that you have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, you know how important it is for nurses and the staff to do their rounds. If your loved one wanders off, he or she may have no idea how to get back home.

What can you do if you think your loved one is a victim of abuse?

The last thing any child wants to find out is that his or her mother or father has been abused in a nursing home. You choose the facility you do because you trust the people there. You believe they'll treat your loved ones like family. That, sadly, isn't always the way things work out.

What can you do to reduce dehydration in nursing homes?

Nursing home patients are some of the most vulnerable patients that are seen by medical staff members. Some have no ability to care for themselves, while others are frail or struggling with their health. It's up to the nursing home staff to make sure these individuals get the care and support they need. If they don't, then the patients are at a serious risk of death or injury.

Nursing home patients increasingly at risk of poor treatment

In what is probably not something you want to read, the facts show that nursing home residents are being exposed to more errors and maltreatment in nursing homes today than ever before. The inspector general for the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) stated that urgent action needs to be taken, because there is a growing problem in American nursing homes.

Bedsores: A sign of trouble in your loved one's nursing home

Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, are caused when tissues rub against bone. They occur because the pressure of the tissue rubbing on the bone is not relieved over an extended period of time. This continuous friction causes a sore, which can become infected.

You have a right to report nursing home abuse in New York

When your loved one has to move into a nursing home, you want to know that the people there will care for him or her like their own mothers, fathers, aunts or uncles. You need to know that your loved one receives care in a timely manner and on schedule.

This is what you should look for if you suspect elder abuse

Recognizing nursing home abuse is the first step to helping your loved one get out of a dangerous situation. Here are a few common questions about nursing home abuse and neglect that you may be interested in knowing the answers to.

What are some identifying factors of nursing home abuse?

When your loved one goes into nursing home care, you want him or her to experience only the best. If you're concerned that abuse or neglect is taking place, there are a few things you should look for and identify, so you can give evidence and information to your attorney.

Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center faces fines, staff arrest

Amidst accusations of patient neglect, Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has found itself in the news. It faces fines in connection with an incident that took place over Memorial Day weekend, and it has also been criticized for an event that led to four staff members being charged with criminal charges.

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