Nursing Home Abuse Archives

How to Identify Elder Neglect

Nursing home abuse is all too common throughout the country. Placing your loved ones into the care of others is a difficult choice even under the best of circumstances. No Evanston family should have to wonder if their elder will be cared for properly and protected from elder abuse and neglect.

Inadequate Staffing Leads to Nursing Home Abuse

When we have to make the decision to put our aging family members in a nursing home, we believe it is because they will be taken care of. However, recent studies indicate that neglect and abuse in nursing homes and among elderly care patients is both widespread and growing. It's estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of neglect or abuse gets reported, but as many as 1 in 20 nursing home residents are the victims of abuse. Many residents don't report abuse because they may not be aware they've been victimized or know just what constitutes abuse (psychological, sexual, or financial abuse are hard to notice). Warning signs for abuse or neglect include:

Closer Scrutiny of Nursing Home Medication Errors Called For

This summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services called for closer scrutiny of nursing homes. They are asking health inspectors in Chicago and nationwide to be on the lookout for errors by nursing homes in dispensing the blood thinner Coumadin and related anticoagulants.

Violations found in Champaign County nursing home

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Campaign-Urban a Public Health District have found numerous violations in the Campaign County Nursing Home, The News-Gazette has reported. Violations mainly involved the kitchen and meals provided to residents. Violations included an unsanitary kitchen, a refrigerator that did not cool food safely and a lack of nutritional food for residents.

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