It's become clear that a lot of nursing homes in the United States operate with a razor-thin staff, pushing the limits of what anybody can consider "reasonable" when it comes to having enough people on staff to care for their patients.
With the horror stories you see in the news about poor-quality nursing home care, it's entirely understandable if you have qualms about trusting your loved one to any nursing home without thoroughly checking it out first.
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.