According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 to 3 million serious infections occur yearly in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. These infections are a major cause of hospitializations and it is estimated… Read More
To Granny's house we go
Everyone loves their grandmothers. When you are a child it is always fun to visit Granny (or Me-Maw, or Grandma, or Maw). Grandmothers love to spoil their grandchildren and always seem to have the best sugary treats. And spoiling… Read More
Has your elderly loved one suffered abuse at a nursing home in South Carolina?
There are many forms of abuse that occur at nursing homes:
Financial abuse – This is when someone steals a resident's money, property or assets. In some cases, abusers… Read More
The Nursing Home Reform Law, issued in 1987 by the U.S. government, guarantees nursing home residents many rights designed to protect their individual dignity and the right of self-determination.
The law also requires facilities provide activities and… Read More
Placing the care of a loved one into the hands of strangers is a difficult decision. Nursing homes, in particular, can cause a lot of anxiety and stress for family members. This is made all the harder when you read stories of nursing home abuse, neglect… Read More
A Seneca-based nursing home in South Carolina, Seneca Health, has recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit. 87-year-old nursing home resident Dorothy Reynolds of Oconee County sustained fatal injuries and neglect at the nursing home.
The family of Reynolds… Read More
Launched back in 2006, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was created by the International Network for the Prevention for Elder Abuse and by the World Health Organization at the United Nations.The purpose of WEAAD is to promote a better understanding… Read More
Just as family members of nursing home residents must be vigilant about their elderly loved ones care, employees of assisted living facilities may, at times, need to blow the whistle on their companys method of operations.Nursing homes run by the government,… Read More
When the decision is made to send an elderly family member or loved one to a senior care facility, it's a decision that many responsible people do not take lightly.
Aside from the 24 hour care that many of our seniors need, there are many other factors… Read More
According to the Center for Disease Control there are more than 16,000 nursing homes in the United States with the majority being 86 percent occupied. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million elderly residents in nursing homes according to a 2004 National… Read More