Is it Illegal to Install a Hidden Camera Inside a Nursing Home to Record Abuse?
Up to 5 million elderly people are abused each year. Studies show that approximately 25% of all nursing home residents were victims in at least one instance of physical abuse. Nursing home abuse is arguably one of the worst forms of victimization because elders may not be mentally or physically strong enough to defend themselves and are usually completely dependent on their caretakers. The vast majority of nursing home abuse and neglect cases go unreported either because elders are too [...]READ MORE
Food Safety Problems in Nursing Homes Constitute Neglect
You need to consider quite a few factors before placing a loved one in a nursing home facility. While your primary concern may be nursing home abuse or neglect, do not overlook the safety and quality of the food that residents are receiving in these facilities. Although foodborne illnesses are a threat to any person, people over 65 tend to be more susceptible due to weakened immune systems, medical conditions, chronic diseases, and age-related changes in the digestive system, according to [...]READ MORE
Signs of Abuse and Negligence in Kentucky Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are put in a position of great trust. Families make tough choices of putting an elderly family member into a nursing home, because an elderly father, mother, brother or sister require more care than other family members can give. The trust placed in a nursing home is compounded by the high cost necessary to pay for nursing home care. Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Families who have an elderly family member in a nursing home in Kentucky need to be vigilant of the care [...]READ MORE