Somewhere during the night of Jan. 6, 2017, an elderly woman with dementia slipped out of her Ohio nursing home and froze to death.
Moving a parent or other loved one into a nursing home is often emotionally difficult -- and the problems that many nursing homes have with substandard care and inadequate staffing don't make it any easier.
Emotional abuse is often harder to spot than physical abuse -- which is why it can be a serious problem for nursing home residents.
Nursing homes need plenty of staff members to provide the compassionate care that elderly and disabled residents need.
If your parent is in a nursing home, how can you tell the difference between an occasional minor lapse in the quality of services and a serious sign of neglect?
Most people have never seen a bed sore -- so it's hard to recognize what's happening when a loved one first develops them.
If you have to go into a nursing home tomorrow for any reason -- whether you're looking at a short stint following a hip replacement or long-term care -- your odds of being abused might be as high as 30 percent.
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.
Do you suspect that a friend or relative is being abused or neglected at his or her nursing home?
Sometimes the signs of physical and psychological abuse are right in front of your eyes -- but you simply don't realize what you're seeing.