in a growing number of cases, elders are being abused physically,
emotionally and financially, while under the care of a nursing home
or assisted living facility. In addition, elders may be abused in
their own home by hospice employees or assistance nurses.
home neglect and abuse falls into two categories, intentional harm
and neglect. Intentional harm includes physical attacks, sexual
assaults, emotional abuse and financial abuse. Neglect includes
failure to provide for basic needs which can result in dehydration,
malnutrition, medication overdoses, falls, infections, bedsores,
pressure sores, skin ulcers, decubitus ulcers, osteomyelitis, septicemia
for the residents in such a manner and in such an environment
as will promote maintenance or enhancement of the quality of life
of each resident;
services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable
physical, mental, psycho-social well-being of each resident in
accordance with a written plan of care. The plan should describe
the medical, nursing and psycho-social needs of the resident and
is to be periodically reviewed and updated;
a comprehensive assessment that describes the resident's capability
to perform daily routines.
nursing homes FAIL these requirements!
you or a loved one has been a victim of
nursing home neglect and/or abuse,
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