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Nursing Home Abuse Goes Unreported

Nursing home abuse goes unreported The Department of Health and Human Services has been investigating cases of nursing home abuse that had never been reported to authorities. An assistant regional inspector general with DHHS, Curtis Ray, found more than one hundred cases of abuse to residents of nursing homes have not been reported to the...

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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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Strikers MC Shooting Victim Doing Well A Year Later, Says Attorney

A school bus driver injured in the fatal shooting at the Strikers Motorcycle Club in Atlanta last summer has made a strong recovery, according to her attorney. “She’s back to driving her bus and back to focusing on her children, grandchildren and elderly mother,” said attorney George S. Johnson. “It’s not easy for a woman...

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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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