Nursing Home Abuse

Chapel Hill Nursing Home Staff on Forced Leave after Patient Death

One patient from the Alzheimer’s unit of Britthaven of Chapel Hill nursing home died…six more have been hospitalized after opiates were found in their system…three others were hospitalized as a precaution. You know what happened to the staff? According to a report in the Raleigh News & Observer, they were put on paid leave. Paid. …

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The Sorry (and Frightening) State of Long-Term Care Facilities

A heartbreaking article in the New York Times (“Long-Term Care Hospitals Face Little Scrutiny”) reveals a disturbing level of patient neglect…sometimes to the point of leaving the helpless elderly to die in pain and alone. It highlights once again what we have seen ourselves: that for-profit long-term care hospitals provide significantly inferior care to traditional, …

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Rating Nursing Homes

Making the decision to find a care facility for a loved one is difficult and emotionally charged.  We would like to think that all nursing homes are clean, caring, and compassionate places.  Many are not. There are many tools you can use to try to find a good fit for your family member. While we …

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