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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

United Medical Center Found Liable for Patient Death

Posted on March 16, 2018 to
Officials have been investigating the patient death at United Medical Center’s nursing home for some time. The D.C. Department of Health has now decided that the hospital could not show that they assessed the patient who cried out for...
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Long Term Nursing Home Care Ombudsman for the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland – Important Services for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on February 28, 2018 to
What is a long term care Ombudsman? An ombudsman is an advocate and resource for persons who reside in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and community residence facilities.   The Federal Older Americans Act Amendment of...
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Nursing Home Experts – Key Resource for Neglect and Abuse Cases

Posted on February 20, 2018 to
According to the CDC, there are 15,600 skilled nursing facilities in the United States with almost 70% of nursing homes operated as “for-profit” chains. In order to ensure that the nursing home care is provided in an environment that...
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D.C.’s Public Hospital Fails to Report Critical Details on Patient’s Death

Posted on January 8, 2018 to
Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Serving Clients in the D.C. Area The D.C.'s only public hospital has failed to provide critical details about a patient that died in their nursing home this past August. The report, which was created by...
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Common Injuries in Nursing Homes Caused by Negligence

Posted on November 8, 2017 to
When you check a loved one into a nursing home, you do so under the assumption that they will receive the highest quality care. Sadly, injuries occur in nursing homes around the country every day – whether from negligence,...
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Understanding a Nursing Home’s Standard of Care Requirement

Posted on November 1, 2017 to
Every state’s department of health has a list of requirements and rules for nursing homes. These are what most people consider the “standard of care.” While they are the state’s requirements for licensing, and certainly a measure of good...
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Adult Daycare Abuse: What is it?

Posted on October 8, 2017 to
In the past, adult daycare was an overlooked service. However, with the aging population growing and the number of beds in assisted living decreasing, more families are utilizing this service. Adult daycare is a service that provides patients with...
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Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes: What to Know

Posted on October 1, 2017 to
You made the difficult decision to move a family member into a nursing home because you knew it was best for their safety. While the decision is never easy, it is the right choice for many families to put...
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3 Most Common Nursing Home Injuries

Posted on September 8, 2017 to
Nursing homes are places you take aging loved ones when they need help with day-to-day activities, nutrition, and overall care. You trust that they are in the best hands and working alongside people that care about their well-being. Sadly,...
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The Various Types of Bedsores and How They Occur

Posted on September 1, 2017 to
Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are common for the elderly and those who cannot get up and move around on their own. When pressure constantly sits on delicate skin, blood flow and oxygen depreciate, which makes the...
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