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Shayna Slater

Nursing Home Care for the Diabetic Patient

Diabetes is becoming more prevalent, especially in our elderly population. As these individuals require long-term care, it is incumbent that a patient’s diabetes care be a priority for…

Michael Monheit

Age Based Bias Against the Elderly in Nursing Homes

Let’s fantasize that by the time you aging baby boomers have to go to a nursing home that instead of listening to elevator music, rock & roll will blare and if you don’t like the…

Shayna Slater

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Receive Failing Grade

The Federal government began rating nursing homes in 2008 with the initiation of their “Five-Star Quality Rating System.” This program was created to provide patients and their…

Shayna Slater

New Jersey’s Residents’ Bill of Rights

New Jersey not only has federal law protections for nursing home residents but they have also codified a state law protecting certain residents’ rights. New Jersey’s Residents’…

Shayna Slater

Beware Of “free” Referral Services For Elderly

The old adage “if something is too good to be true, it probably is” has never been more accurate then when dealing with elder referral services. A quick search on the internet for…

Shayna Slater

Lack of Proper Oversight Can Foster Abuse in Nursing Homes

When a Nursing Home fails to properly staff, regulate and/or educate their employees, terrible consequences can result. Recently, in Athens, Georgia, three employees of a local nursing home…

Shayna Slater

Nursing Home Abuse Is Not Always A Crime Against The Elderly

When you think about nursing home abuse and neglect often times you think of elderly residents being affected. Although the majority of the time that may be true, the sad reality is that…

Shayna Slater

Effective Advocacy for Nursing Home Residents

You have chosen a nursing home for your loved one and now you want to make sure that they receive proper care during their stay. What can you do? Families of nursing home residents can become…

Shayna Slater

Antipsychotic Drugs Are Being Misused by Nursing Homes

How should a nursing home care for a difficult patient or a patient suffering from dementia? Well, the answer for some nursing homes is apparently to sedate them. According to a report by Consumer…

Shayna Slater

Nursing Home Neglect: An Under-Report Crime

Nursing home abuse has unfortunately become an increasingly prevalent topic in recent years. However, nursing home neglect, which is more common and less talked about, can also cause…