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Elder Abuse

Common Problems With Nursing Home Eviction

Vulnerable elderly nursing home residents rely on the full-time care of nursing home staff and the relative safety of nursing home settings when their needs exceed the care capabilities of family members at home, or when they have no close living family members. Unfortunately, sometimes nursing homes wrongfully evict residents for reasons including reasons not Read More…

What Are the Different Kinds of Medication Errors in Phoenix Nursing Homes?

Deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is one of the most difficult decisions family members face. When an elderly spouse, parent, or grandparent requires the type of skilled, full-time care that isn’t attainable or feasible at home, family members carefully research to find the best possible nursing Read More…

What Are the Common Causes of Sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the body triggers an overwhelming reaction to serious trauma like infection. Sepsis—sometimes called septicemia—is a common problem seen in nursing homes and hospitals. Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections are the most common causes of sepsis. When quickly identified and aggressively treated, sepsis is curable; however, when Read More…

What Causes Common Nursing Home Fall Injuries?

Falls are a serious problem in elder-care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living residences. Falls can have devastating impacts on an elderly person’s quality of life, including functional decline, disability, and death. After a single fall, elderly nursing home residents may face fears of additional falls that lead to social isolation, depression, and feelings Read More…

What is Physical Elder Abuse?

As they reach their declining years, our elderly loved ones deserve to be treated with kindness, compassion, and respect for their dignity. When family members place an aging relative into a nursing home, they expect their loved one to receive full-time care, concern for their comfort, and the medical attention they need to live out Read More…

How Can Sepsis Affect the Elderly?

Sepsis has long been a significant cause of death in the elderly. Though anyone who develops an infection in any region of the body can become septic, sepsis is especially dangerous for elderly, ill, or immunocompromised individuals. Medically compromised seniors who depend on assistive technologies such as IVs, breathing tubes, and catheters, are especially vulnerable Read More…

How Post-Concussion Syndrome Affects the Elderly

When an elderly loved one must live out their remaining years with full-time care, family members seek the best nursing home facilities within their budget in the hopes that their elderly family member will live out their remaining years with the care, comfort, and dignity they deserve. Sadly, understaffing, under-trained staff, and poor supervision leave Read More…

How Should Bedsores Be Treated?

Bedsores are a significant health risk in nursing homes, with as many as 1 in 10 nursing home residents experiencing bedsores according to the CDC. Bedsores—also called pressure wounds—are wounds caused by unrelieved pressure against vulnerable skin, a problem for those who are bedridden or in wheelchairs. Immobile patients are unable to change their position Read More…

Explaining Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When a senior citizen’s care needs exceed what a family can provide at home, family members often place their elderly loved ones in a nursing home with the hope that they’ll live out their remaining years in comfort and dignity, treated with the kindness and respect they deserve. Sadly, common problems in nursing homes, such Read More…

What to Know About Nursing Home Awareness Day

When an elderly loved one begins requiring around-the-clock care, family members often place them into nursing homes, expecting that they’ll receive care with the dignity and respect they deserve. Sadly, nursing home abuse is rampant in the United States and around the world. Distressed family members filed over 15,000 abuse and neglect cases in 2020 Read More…

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