Month: June 2009

Reports of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation on the Rise in North Carolina’s Long-Term Care Facilities

The state ombudsman for long-term care, Sharon Wilder, was quoted recently in the Raleigh News & Observer as stating that the reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation are on the increase in North Carolina and will likely continue to rise.  “We now have the baby boomers emerging as the caregivers for their elders,” Ms. Wilder …

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Risk for Falls and Resulting Head Injuries that can Occur Poolside

Summertime is approaching which means that kids are spending more and more time at the pool.  While swimming is an inherent part of summer and childhood memories, parents need to be aware of the increased risk for falls and resulting head injuries that can occur poolside.  Diving boards can be slippery and hazardous, and parents …

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The HensonFuerst Nursing Home Abuse Team Applauds California Legislators

A measure to confront the failing quality of care in nursing homes created by the lack of transparency in the ownership and management structure of these facilities recently passed the California Assembly on an overwhelming 77-0 vote. It would require each licensee of a skilled nursing facility to disclose with each abbreviated contract of admission …

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