Nursing Home Neglect

Feds Raid Riverside Nursing Home

By Robert Kahn on November 18, 2015 - Comments off

Few would argue that nursing home abuse is a national disgrace. For a country that claims to honor its heritage, we have a poor way of demonstrating it. Yet, investigating, arresting, and prosecuting the at-fault party in nursing home abuse cases remains difficult. Authorities encounter considerable resistance when it comes to prosecuting suspected abusers. In many cases, investigators can’t move […]

 

One in Three California Nursing Homes Cited

By Robert Kahn on September 15, 2015 - Comments off

A report from ABCnews.go.com paints a disturbing picture of our nation’s nursing homes. Citing a congressional study by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, the report claims that elder abuse happens in nearly one out of three nursing homes. The study found that 30 percent of American elderly care facilities (5,283 […]

 

County Nursing Home Supervisors Secure Upgraded Contract

By Robert Kahn on July 20, 2015 - Comments off

Despite opposition and heated criticism, the Los Angeles county supervisors approved a new contract that would radically alter how local authorities and state agencies monitor nursing homes in the region. As the only county in California that supervises its own care facilities, the new contract will essentially provide more funding for much needed programs while […]

 

Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence?

By Robert Kahn on April 2, 2015 - Comments off

A nursing home can become a defendant in a lawsuit, likely meaning that a personal injury, wrongful death, or medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against them, if they acted negligently or with abuse that caused an injury or death to the nursing home resident. What Kind of Conduct Can Warrant a Lawsuit? There are […]

 

Nursing Home Bill of Rights

By Jonathan Roven on April 1, 2015 - Comments off

Nursing home residents’ rights are actual legal as well as moral rights of those who are residing in nursing homes. There were many worries about nursing home conduct that was well below the standard of care, and therefore the legislature decided to pass law that would thwart this bad conduct. In California especially, there were […]

 

Abandoned Nursing Home Owner Charged With Elder Abuse

By Jonathan Roven on March 31, 2015 - Comments off

Recently, the owner and administrator of a nursing home in Castro Valley California have been charged with elder abuse, which could sentence them to prison. They were accused of leaving the nursing home on October 24, 2013, when the state had ordered that it be closed. Paramedics made a call to the home about 48 […]