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Shayna Slater

Nanny Cameras Are Aiding Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse

Nanny cameras have been used for years to monitor a caregiver’s interaction with children while their parents are away. They are often disguised as common items such as a clock, lamp or…

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients: Are They at Higher Risk for Abuse?

The simple answer is yes. There are an estimated 5.4 million people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. See http://www.alz.org/downloads/Facts_Figures_2011.pdf A large majority of these…

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Philadelphia Nursing Homes Acquired by Maryland Company

Five nursing homes in Philadelphia have been acquired by a Baltimore-based company, Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC, on July 1, 2011 in a $75 million dollar deal. The facilities affected include…

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Profits Over Patients: The Problem of Understaffing in Nursing Homes

For profit nursing homes are exactly that: run for a profit. It’s a business and the bottom line matters. As much as we would like to believe that nursing homes strive to provide quality…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2011 marked the 6th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the…

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Bedsores: Are They a Sign of Neglect?

Residents of a nursing home are usually admitted due to their need for care beyond that which can be provided at home. When a resident enters a nursing home they are promised proper care and…

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Mandatory Arbitration Clauses: A Nursing Home’s Sneaky Secret

How many times have you been handed a stack of paperwork and because you are in a hurry or simply do not have the time to read every word, you simply sign all the necessary pages without a thorough…

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What Are The Standards For Nursing Home Care?

Every state has different regulations that apply to Long-Term Care Facilities / Nursing Homes and every state defines abuse differently. However, the majority of states have similar Resident…

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Is It Nursing Home Abuse Or Am I Overreacting?

Often, families of nursing home residents ask, “Is that abuse?” The answer obviously depends on the situation. However, if you feel as though the care and treatment being given to your…

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How Should I Report Nursing Home Abuse? What Are The Risks?

Having a loved one in a nursing home is an extremely difficult and often heart-wrenching situation. You hope, and should expect, that your loved one will receive exceptional care and treatment and…