Family members of victims of nursing home neglect say they want a new law that will require caregivers to call 911 as soon as a resident goes missing.
An Ontario nursing home was neglecting its residents, putting their health and safety in jeopardy, according to a report released by the California Attorney General's task force. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Plott Nursing Home at 800 E. Fifth Street, was among 14 nursing facilities in California that showed signs of neglect, abuse and wrongful administration of medications.
A recent USC-led study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that one in five short-stay nursing home patients suffers a fall after their admission.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has joined a class action lawsuit against a Ventura nursing home, alleging that the care facility gave unnecessary drugs to residents without the informed consent of the residents or family members.
Recent investigations conducted by the California Department of Public Health show that nursing home neglect is a major factor in pharmacy errors that are being made in many of these care facilities.
In a time when nursing home abuse and neglect are rampant, an investigation by the Sacramento Bee has found that some of California's nursing homes have altered patients' health records and provided false information on medical charts.
With greater numbers of California's seniors now heading to care facilities, incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect are on the rise, and quality of care has been continually dropping, according to a recent study.
Entrusting a loved one to the care of a nursing facility can be a traumatic, heart-wrenching decision for many.
Three former workers at an adult care facility have leveled nursing home abuse allegations in a civil lawsuit they have filed against their previous employer.
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms and all of them can have devastating consequences.