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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

A hard conversation worth having: Dementia + Pain

In about four weeks I will be leaving on a jet plane to Music City, to participate in the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Damages Seminar.  Yes, I plan to attend the event but also have been asked to speak about Dementia patients, and pain.  It isn’t the easiest topic to talk about, or…[Read More]

Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of Residents on Snapchat

Unbelievable!  An article jointly published by the Washington Post and ProPublica found 35 cases since 2012 in which nursing home or assisted living workers surreptitiously shared photos or videos of residents on social media. At least 16 cases involved Snapchat. The employees are posting embarrassing and dehumanizing photos of elderly residents on social media networks, violating their…[Read More]

Virginia nursing home wound care negligence

  I was meeting with a family this week and they mentioned home health had been giving their loved one care for months when he developed two heel ulcers. They went on to explain that home health never mentioned the ulcers, told the doctors about the ulcers, or explained what had happened to the patient. …[Read More]