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Proposed Rule Would Limit Options for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

Late last year, a regulation was passed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that sought to address arbitration requirements for residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Prior to that rule, there were no requirements limiting the use or nature of mandatory arbitration agreements. The lack of regulation meant that...

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Vulgar Snapchat Photos a Form of Nursing Home Abuse

Resident rights, which are guaranteed by federal law (specifically, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law), requires nursing homes to promote and protect the rights of each resident. Part of this involves protecting residents' dignity, respect and consideration. That means not just being free from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, but also free from any degradation....

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Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Warn of Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation of elder adults has been coined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as "the crime of the 21st century." It amounts to billions of dollars lost each year, leaving vulnerable, elderly adults destitute and at risk of being discharged from their nursing homes for inability to pay. Georgia law makes it illegal...

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes a Pervasive Problem

Sexual assaults in nursing homes is reportedly a widespread and largely under-reported problem, according to a recent investigation by reporters at CNN. Of course, sexual crimes tend to be under-reported on the whole. RAINN, the anti-sexual assault organization, reports an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Despite this, only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators...

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Can I Install A Hidden Camera To Catch Abuse or Neglect In A Nursing Home?

One of the major reasons seniors are admitted into nursing homes involves their safety. We want our elderly relatives to have the care, comfort and respect they deserve. And we trust nursing homes to provide such services and amenities. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fail to provide the care residents deserve. As a result, nursing home...

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Should Hospitals Disclose Abuse Records on Nursing Homes to Patients?

Close to 40 percent of nursing homes have received citations over the course of the past year for a variety of violations of safety regulations and of patient's rights. Washington Post reported on this troubling statistic, which shows how vulnerable senior citizens and the disabled population are.  In many cases, seniors go to nursing homes...

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Family Visits Reduce Abuse Risks for Seniors in Atlanta Nursing Homes

During the holiday season, it is very important to make time to visit friends and relatives who are living in nursing homes. Getting regular visitors can improve the quality of life for seniors in nursing homes, as these seniors tend to become depressed around the holidays if they do not get to see their loved ones. 07 Visiting...

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