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How Often Do Cases of Assault and Battery Happen at Nursing Homes?

Published on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:47 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

When your loved one enters a nursing home, they do so with the assumption they will be cared for and provided with the necessities they need to be comfortable, happy, and healthy. Unfortunately, there are times where that does not happen. While we often think of nursing home abuse happening between a staff member and a resident, there are instances where resident-to-resident abuse occurs. When this happens, it’s possible a case of assault and battery could arise.

United States Senate Hears Testimony About Nursing Home Abuse

Published on Mar 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

United States Senators recently heard horrific tales about abuse and sexual assault in nursing homes across the country.  According to CNN, The “US Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing to discuss reports of abuse and neglect in some nursing homes nationwide.”  What caught lawmakers’ attention and scorn was that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services had given a specific facility the highest possible ranking even though there were previous reports of abuse.

When pressed on what CMS was doing to protect nursing home residents, a representative from CMS stated, “[w]e do have expectations for nursing facilities for having the appropriate staffing for their patient population, and we survey for that on a regular basis.”  According to the article, Senator Bob Menendez responded, “I think there’s a gulf between the expectations and the reality in several of these instances and we look forward to working with you to bridge the gulf.”

The Recent History of Neglect/Abuse at Columbia’s Parkside Manor

Published on Mar 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Having a discussion with a loved one about moving into a nursing home or an assisted living facility can be difficult.  Some people are more than willing to see the move as a new adventure, where they will encounter new friends and start a new phase of their life.  Some, though, tie living independently to their dignity and self-worth.  These conversations are challenging because we want to respect the person’s dignity and independence, while also balancing those considerations against the risks of our loved one living alone. 

These challenges grow when we hear news about abuse at an assisted living facility.  When a loved one moves into or is placed in a nursing home, the facility makes a promise to you and your loved one that it will provide care and protection for your loved one.  Unfortunately, these promises are too often broken.

Missouri Nursing Home Resident Rights

Published on Sep 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility in Missouri, you should be aware that all nursing home residents have legal rights. If you or your loved one ever have a reason to believe that these rights are being violated in any way, you can take legal action against the institution or individual responsible for that violation.

When you visit your loved one, keep an eye out for how your loved one is being treated, if they are being properly cared for, and if their rights are being attended to. This is the best way to watch out for potential red flags of a possible situation where abuse or neglect might occur.

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