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Posts tagged "Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse"

Should nursing homes evacuate residents when storms hit?

It's been a tough fall for the East Coast, with Hurricane Florence striking our neighbors to the south particularly hard. For people who have loved ones in nursing homes, severe weather can be particularly unnerving.

Charges filed in death of elderly father of former Trump official

No matter how much power and wealth people have, they can't always protect loved ones in nursing homes from negligence and abuse. Former national security advisor H.R. McMaster is dealing with the death of his 84-year-old father in a senior living facility just days after he was admitted following a stroke. General McMaster lost his position in the Trump administration this spring amid reports that he and the president didn't see eye-to-eye on a number of issues.

West Virginia attorney general announces new elder abuse unit

Last month, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a new unit in his office that will be tasked with preventing and litigating cases of elder abuse. Prosecutors who work in the unit will focus on cases involving the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older West Virginians.

Report: Antipsychotic drugs are being misused in nursing homes

Antipsychotic drugs, when prescribed and taken properly, can help people who suffer from a number of conditions, including Huntington's Disease, schizophrenia and Tourette's. However, for older people who also suffer from dementia, they can be fatal. In fact, they can double their chances of death.

A former Heritage Care Nursing Home resident alleges negligence

A dementia patient, who had previously resided at Heritage Care Nursing Home, filed a lawsuit against the facility and its owners on Dec. 4, 2017. She alleges that she was treated negligently at their hands during the nearly eight months during 2016 and 2017 that she lived there.

At risk of wandering: Nursing homes have to monitor patients

Approximately six out of every 10 people with dementia may wander as a result of their condition. These individuals may not know where they are or could even be in a disoriented dream state in which they believe they are somewhere they are not. They may not remember their names, be unable to remember where they live or stay and may not have any information on how to get into contact with someone who can help.

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