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.
It isn't hard to realize that there's a serious problem with prescription drug addiction happening in the nation -- the headlines of every new organization in the country are screaming about it.
When you think about nursing home neglect or abuse, sexual abuse is probably not the first thing that comes to mind -- but it's a grim reality for some patients.
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.