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2 types of nursing home abuse and neglect you should not overlook

Many people in the Cleveland area believe that they do not need to research highly ranking nursing homes as thoroughly as lower ranking facilities. However, you should not rely on ratings alone to determine if your loved one should become a resident. Nursing home abuse and neglect happen in assisted living and nursing homes all over the country. Some of the most heartbreaking cases come from the best facilities. You should not shy away from assisted living if you are no longer able to provide your elderly relative with the care they need. Due diligence is necessary to ensure you and your relative do not make a decision you might come to regret. 

Nursing assistant sentenced, questions remain about victims

A former nursing assistant at an Ohio nursing home was handed an 18-month prison sentence and will be placed on the sex offender registry for 15 years -- the maximum possible sentence he could receive for groping a nurse and masturbating on her as a first-time offender.

Can you put a 'granny cam' in someone's nursing home room?

Nursing home abuse preys on some of the most helpless members of society: the elderly. Many elderly people who are trapped in abusive nursing homes are unable to speak for themselves -- and if they do speak up, they may be dismissed because of problems such as dementia. Abusers know this, and they take full advantage of the situation.

Selecting an Ohio nursing home? What you should know.

Throughout the state of Ohio people rely on nursing homes to provide loved ones the care they cannot provide themselves. Unfortunately not all of these facilities provide the expected level of care. Sometimes the action, or lack thereof, taken by employees endangers the lives of residents. In the worst cases they could result in death. Statistics and ratings provide information on how Ohio nursing homes are doing.

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