Personal Injury & Nursing Home Abuse
Pittsburgh and Western PA


Study: Death, Hospice Rates Higher in Memory Care Facilities

Residents in memory care facilities commonly experience a variety of challenges associated with progressive memory disorders such as Alzheimer's and other dementias. These issues include cognitive decline, difficulty with daily living activities, behavioral changes, and increased emotional distress. A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds they also experience a...

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How Nursing Home Neglect Can Lead To Brain Injuries

Nursing homes are meant to provide a safe and caring environment for elderly residents, but unfortunately, nursing home neglect and insufficient care can lead to serious consequences, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). How do head and brain injuries happen in nursing homes? When nursing home staff fail to provide adequate supervision or medical care, residents...

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Former Nurse Linked to 17 Nursing Home Deaths

The mistreatment of nursing residents, including nursing home abuse and neglect, represents a grave violation of trust and dignity, with potentially devastating consequences. Nursing home facilities and its staff members are entrusted with the care of our loved ones who require specialized attention and support. But in disturbing news, a former Pennsylvania nurse has been linked...

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Researcher Sheds Light on 'Cruel' Social Media Posts Targeting Nursing Home Residents

Nursing home neglect and abuse can take many different forms, from physical abuse by nursing home staff members to failing to provide care to nursing home residents. In recent years, another type of nursing home abuse has become increasingly common – nursing home staff members sharing cruel social media posts about elderly residents. "They (social...

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Fear of Retaliation Stops Nursing Home Complaints: Study

Unreported incidents mean elder abuse and neglect are more common than realized. Despite a slew of federal and state laws guaranteeing elder rights and protection, a significant percentage of residents say they are too afraid to speak up about nursing home neglect and abuse. According to a recent study, almost 20 percent of residents believe...

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Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Raise Concerns About Patient Care

Media investigation raises questions about resident care. A deep investigation into the state of Western Pennsylvania's nursing homes has raised concern about the quality of care provided as well as the crushing staff shortage that is hampering facilities here and across the United States. Journalists revealed that the region has a shortage of adequate nursing...

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Can Medication Errors Be a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect?

Medication mistakes are mostly due to human error, a study says. Medication is supposed to help, not hurt. But when errors are made in distribution or dosage, the results can be harmful and severe. Some medication errors are fatal. In the U.S., an estimated 800,000 preventable medication errors happen in long-term care facilities and nursing...

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How Common Are Falls in Nursing Homes?

Falls in nursing homes are alarmingly common, with statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that 50-75% of nursing home residents experience falls annually. This rate is twice as high as that of older adults living outside of nursing homes. Moreover, approximately one-third of nursing home residents who experience a fall...

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