Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Staffing Shortages, Abuse, and Neglect: A Lingering Issue Post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on nursing homes across the United States, exposing longstanding issues of staffing shortages and infection control. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) sheds light on the challenges faced by long-term care facilities and emphasizes the need for […]

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Only 5% of U.S. Nursing Homes Meet Minimum Staffing Standards Established by Federal Law

Nursing home abuse is a serious public health issue that has garnered significant attention in recent years. The quality of care provided to elderly and ill Americans in nursing facilities has been a subject of concern, with staffing levels playing a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of residents. Sadly, new data released

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Medical Mistakes in Nursing Homes

New Report Highlights Preventable Nursing Home Injuries, Adverse Events One-third of nursing home residents in the United States suffer harm because of a medical mistake, many of which are preventable. According to the findings of a new government report, nearly one-quarter of all nursing home residents suffer an adverse event, and another 11% are injured,

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