Nursing Home Abuse

Intergenerational Living Concept Improves Quality of Life for Thousands of Nursing Home Residents

Entering a nursing home or retirement living facility is never an easy decision. It is difficult to find an elder care facility that feels warm and inviting, and that has the requirements necessary for independent living and assisted living. Often times when an elderly person is moved into a home they begin to feel isolated, …

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New Law Increases Protection of Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid just announced a major ruling on residents’ rights in nursing homes. This ruling will make it easier for nursing home residents and their loved ones to hold long-term care facilities responsible for abuse or negligence. The ruling, which was announced on Wednesday, 9/28, will prevent nursing homes that receive …

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How Common Is North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse? What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Nursing home abuse and neglect in North Carolina comes in many forms. In fact, there were approximately 20,000 complaints of elderly and disabled patients in the state suffering harm while under a physician’s care during 2011. Those claims ranged from medication errors to assaults on patients. Two recent cases bring into perspective just how common …

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North Carolina Works to Protect Elderly Nursing Home Patients Through New Law

November 7, 2013 Data from the National Center on Elder Abuse shows that roughly one-third of all nursing home residents over the age of 65 are the victims of abuse or neglect by medical staff each year. The North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers with HensonFuerst point out that the number could be much higher, …

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North Carolina Reporting System for Nursing Home Medication Errors Eliminated

December 27, 2012 For the last nine years, nursing home patients in North Carolina have depended on a government-funded reporting system, known as the Medication Error Quality Initiative (MEQI), which reports nursing home medication errors to the general public. The reporting system, which is meant to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions, also has …

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