Elder abuse and neglect is a serious problem that is growing. If no one held these parties responsible it would become a much larger problem for the older adults who are residents of these facilities and the families that trust the nursing home to care for their loved ones.
There are approximately ten different malpractice claims that are seen time and again that with extra diligence might be avoided. They include everything from training, equipment and procedures.
Contrary to popular belief, nursing home work can sometimes cause more injuries than construction or mining. Nursing home work can be dangerous work because it can lead to more back injuries than many of the other jobs in warehouse, construction or mining industries. In 1993, almost 17% of nursing home workers were out of work […]
In recent years the nature of the type of nursing home care that is being provided to patients is slowly changing. The patients that are being admitted to nursing homes are sicker because they are not well enough to return home yet and staying at a hospital is too costly. Other reasons include: • Many […]
. She said it is terrible it took this kind of event to bring this to our attention. Would you have let the woman die? As a nurse, can you say yes? Is this ethical medicine?
When a nurse unlawfully restrains someone, this is called false imprisonment and is also a civil battery.
Even among patients who are diagnosed with dementia, regulators believe that there is an excessive use of anti-psychotic drugs and would like to see alternative measures taken in order to address agitation and aggression among patients.
Harris said in a prepared statement elder abuses a predominantly tragic crime, since it targets older adults, our parents, aunts, uncles and others at a vulnerable time in their lives. She said these crimes are “serious and often hidden.”
The investigation includes injection in the spinal area as well as injections in the knee shoulder ankle.
Since memory loss and forgetfulness is a symptom of dementia, it is important that if a person is on medication for dementia that they continue to take it as prescribed..