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Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Dementia & Independent Living – Who is Responsible for Care?

A recent article from Philly.com posed the question: How independent is independent care? The question was raised as a result of a devastating wrongful death case at Shannondell, a retirement community and nursing home facility in Philadelphia. Just under a year ago, a resident of Shannondell, who was 85 and suffered from dementia, wandered out of […]

Trump Administration is Scaling Back Fines Against Nursing Homes

Regulation Reduces Fines for Nursing Home Citations According to the New York Times, nearly 6,500 nursing homes, equating to about four in every ten nursing homes, have received at least one citation for a serious violation since 2013. Some of the most common of the citations issued include neglect, avoidable accidents, mistreatment, and bedsores. The […]

Ban on Forced Arbitration in Nursing Home Cases May Be Removed

The History: A Ban on Forced Arbitration Towards the end of Obama’s administration, the Department of Health and Human Services introduced a new rule that would ban nursing homes and assisted living facilities from forcing patients and their families into arbitration. Until that point, whenever a new patient was admitted to a nursing home facility, […]

Changes to Peggy’s Law Help Protect Elderly in Nursing Homes

The Story Behind Peggy’s Law Peggy Marzolla was a 93-year-old woman who died in 2010, within months of being injured at a Brick Nursing Home Facility. Her injuries included a broken eye socket, cheekbones and wrist, among other damages. The Brick Nursing Home staff claimed her injuries were the result of an accidental fall, but […]

How Common is Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes?

In February 2020, a 50-year-old Tennessee healthcare worker was charged with rape and sexual battery for assaulting an 84-year-old woman at her assisted living facility. The woman has Alzheimer’s and is unable to function mentally or physically on her own. She was unfairly targeted because she was mentally incapacitated and physically helpless. The Sad Truth […]

Why New Jersey Assisted Living Facilities Need Tougher Standards

Did you know: Regulations concerning New Jersey nursing homes differ from the regulations concerning New Jersey assisted living facilities? These discrepancies are being brought to light after the tragic case of a woman at Morristown Memorial Hospital. A resident at this New Jersey assisted living facility, suffered abuse seven separate times before the injuries were […]

Two New Jersey Nursing Homes Require More Frequent Inspections Due to Amount of Health Violations

Last month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an update that requires two New Jersey Nursing homes to have more frequent inspections. These inspection requirements were implemented as a result of the nursing home facilities accumulating too many health violations. Quality Issues in New Jersey Long Term Care Facilities The report released by […]