Nursing home abuse is becoming one of the greatest challenges
that we must face. At one point or another nursing home abuse
will probably affect all of us. Whether it may be a friend,
family member, or even yourself, nursing home abuse is becoming
far too prevalent in an industry that is supposed to care
for our loved ones.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF
NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT
NURSING HOME REGULATIONS
By asking questions and looking for signs at the facility
you can better prevent unnecessary instances of nursing
home abuse from occurring:
Is the home and the current administrator licensed?
Does the home conduct background checks on all staff?
If you or a loved one
has been the victim of nursing home abuse, please
us to learn your legal rights.
In 1965 Medicare and Medicaid came into existence and along with it came federal
nursing home regulation. Nursing homes that qualify
and voluntarily elect Medicare and Medicaid to their
facility must follow a set of guidelines put forth by
federal standards. The Health Care Finance Administration
that is part of the United States Department of Health
and Human Services enforces these nursing home regulations.
Congress authorized the first set of standards that
were to be met by nursing facilities in 1967 and created
classifications for the Skilled Nursing Facilities and
Intermediate Care Facilities. Both in 1980 and again
in 1987 these standards were updated with the most current
standards imposed under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation
Act of 1987.
Evidence of Nursing Home Abuse Cannot be Used November 3 , 2008
The Villa Valencia, a nursing home based in Laguna Hills, California, is facing its second abuse lawsuit within three years following the death of Theresa Sperry, a 91-year old woman who suffered from Alzheimer's and painful pressure ulcers on her feet.
The purpose of this paper is to give you tips on what you should advise your clients to consider when they are evaluating a nursing home, assisted living facility or other type of residential care for their loved ones. By following the guidelines set out herein, your client will be able to make an informed decision about this most important choice which profoundly affects the quality of their loved one's life. Read Full Article...
Personal injury claims against nursing homes over the years have been greatly undervalued by attorneys. The abuse and neglect may be clear, but most attorneys do not recognize the extent of damages. It is very important to be selective in these cases because liability may be present, but the extent of damages may be limited. In most cases there will not be a claim for lost income, and the resident has a limited life expectancy, as well as numerous health problems prior to being placed in the nursing home. Read Full Article...