Nursing Home Abuse

Britthaven Tabbed as One of Worst Nursing Homes in the Nation

Britthaven, Inc., is a North Carolina based family owned  nursing home chain with homes in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia.  One of its homes in Kentucky has been identified as one of the worst nursing homes in the United States.  To read more, click on this link:  http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/local/local_story_327191030.html

Nursing Home Residents and the Vulnerable, Lonely Feeling they Experience

A recent article in the New York Times highlights the vulnerable and lonely feeling experienced by many nursing home residents who do not want to be in a facility, but have no choice.  Such a plight serves to remind all of us being that alone and completely vulnerable to your caregivers is bad enough, but …

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The Effect of Nursing Aide Turnover on Nursing Home Resident Outcomes

The link between poor care and understaffing at nursing homes has long been established – study after study, including one by the Institute of Medicine, show that insufficient numbers of nurse aides and qualified nurses lead to bad outcomes, yet our nursing homes remain critically understaffed – and patients suffer needless injury and death as …

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An Interesting Experiment: A Medical Student Spends Ten Days in a Nursing Home to Learn What it is Like

I have often wondered how long it would take for people to realize what life in a nursing home looks like from a patient’s perspective.  For those who think that nursing homes who put profit over patient care shouldn’t be punished, I wonder if they would be willing to do what these brave medical students …

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Status of Diabetes Management in the Nursing Home Setting

I am a diabetic.  I am also a lawyer who focuses on nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and in that context I have seen and brought to light through litigation numerous instances of diabetes in the elderly being mismanaged in a nursing home setting.  Diabetes is a complicated condition, and requires multifaceted approaches and …

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High Honor for HensonFuerst Nursing Home Partner

Anne Duvoisin, a partner in HensonFuerst’s nursing home abuse practice, was recently elected to a three-year term on the Litigation Section Council of the N.C. Bar Association.  Anne has devoted her entire legal career to improving the lives of her clients and affecting much-needed change in the laws and regulations governing long-term and elder care.  …

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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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