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Category: Nursing Home Neglect

On behalf of greg On Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

You place a loved one in a nursing home with the best of intentions. When an aging loved one is no longer able to tend to their own needs, it’s understandable and natural that you might wish to entrust professionals with their care. Unfortunately, sometimes nursing home staff members neglect or abuse residents. Perhaps you’re […]

On behalf of greg On Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you do so trustingly that the staff will care for them. This does not always happen. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect are relatively common problems. You need to guard against your loved one being a victim of such mistreatment by monitoring their condition for […]

On behalf of greg On Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Gerontology is the study of aging. People who work in that field of study are interested in what life is like for aging adults. Growing older means dealing with health issues and seeking care that may seem burdensome to our loved ones. Thankfully, nursing homes were created to house our elders. These spaces are meant […]

On behalf of greg On Friday, May 10, 2019.

If you have a loved one in residential care in the state of Pennsylvania, you may naturally worry about their safety and well-being, especially in light of the allegations that we regularly hear coming from this sector. No one wants to believe that the most vulnerable among us—our aging parents and grandparents—may endure abuse at […]

On behalf of greg On Friday, June 10, 2016.

For family members who are trying to look for signs of nursing home neglect, it’s important to remember that it can in some cases be mistaken for the natural aging process. Below are a few signs and symptoms that illustrate how this can happen. 1. Weight loss. An elderly person will often lose weight as […]

On behalf of greg On Monday, March 14, 2016.

We have previously written about the dangers that some elderly Americans face in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Too often, nursing home residents face physical, psychological and even sexual abuse by a staff member or by other residents. And if the victim has dementia or other cognitive difficulties, the abuse often goes unreported. […]

On behalf of greg On Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

We have previously written about how difficult it can be to put an aging relative in a nursing home. There are feelings of guilt, of course, but there is also worry. Will my loved one receive good care and attention? Will they enjoy living here or hate it? Are there any alternative options? Unfortunately, nursing […]

On behalf of greg On Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Advancements in video technology have greatly aided the protection of vulnerable, elderly adults in nursing homes and other care facilities. When family members suspect that their loved one is being abused or neglected, they may secretly place a recording device in the resident’s room. Videos of elder abuse captured by these cameras are often very […]

On behalf of greg On Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s every year, many Pennsylvania families take the time they do not regularly have to visit elderly loved ones living in nursing homes and care centers. Such visits are the highlight of residents’ holiday season and after everyone says their goodbyes, seniors gather round to share all of the news and […]

On behalf of greg On Thursday, December 24, 2015.

One of the most difficult decisions a family in Pennsylvania and across the nation is to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home. This can be for a number of reasons from an inability to care for the person or due to finances. While most facilities care for their patients well, nursing home […]