Nursing Home Articles

Drug Maker Pushes Dangerous Drug Nuedexta on Nursing Home Residents

Do most nursing home residents who are prescribed the drug Nuedexta need it? It turns out, probably not. But many elderly nursing home residents are being given the drug, with potentially deadly consequences. What’s Nuedexta for? Nuedexta is a little red pill that is approved for a rare condition that causes sudden, uncontrollable, and inappropriate […]

Is Your Loved One a Victim of Elder Abuse and Neglect? Know the Signs!

Elder abuse is an epidemic in the United States. If you suspect that a senior is at risk from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver, you must speak up. Learn about the risk factors for and signs of elder abuse. Over 3.2 million people reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities in the […]

Is The Nursing Home Over-Medicating My Family Member?

Across the country elderly patients are being dangerously overmedicated for no good reason. There is a serious problem with the elderly being overmedicated with antipsychotic and similar medications in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living facilities. Overmedication and chemical restraints are common signs of elder abuse and neglect. The Problem of Overmedication Antipsychotics drugs […]

The Corporate Understaffing Game in For-Profit Nursing Homes

Earlier we reviewed the Plain Dealer article on Park East nursing home in Beachwood, Ohio, and it’s poor ratings, big fines, and deadly care from understaffing. I thought I’d take a second to point out a familiar and disturbing part of how nursing homes are run: the corporate understaffing game. When I’m investigating a nursing home […]

One of the Worst Nursing Homes in Cleveland?

Most people understand—in a general way—that nursing homes can be a scary place.  But most people do not know the specifics.  How and why a nursing home can kill someone. I see that all too often. A Plain Dealer report by John Caniglia & Jo Ellen Corrigan this week included an article on a nursing […]

Nursing Home Staffing Tricks: Inspection Bump

If you’re looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, the federal agency that oversees nursing homes–the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or “CMS”–has a great resource to look up and evaluate nursing homes.  It’s called “Nursing Home Compare,” and you can find it here. But wait! As I’ve sued more […]

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