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Nursing Home Abuse: An Overview

January 12, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: When families help their loved ones move into nursing homes, they assume the staff at such homes will take care of the residents, treating them with the utmost care and concern for their wellbeing. It often comes as quite a shock when they learn that their loved ones have been subjected to abuse, neglect and malpractice while at the nursing home. In some cases, people have died because of poor care at nursing homes. In other cases, they suffered serious injury or illness.
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Beaten Down: Nursing Home Abuse Citations on the Rise

January 9, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As an aging population puts a greater importance and strain on nursing homes, seniors residences and assisted living, concern is mounting over nursing home safety, and the apparent rise in nursing home abuse.
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Nursing Home Abuse: When Assisted Living, is Anything But

January 7, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Tarzana, CA: Imagine the horror of hearing the news that your husband of 49 years had died in the expensive, exclusive nursing home you had searched months for, prior to finding just the right one. An assisted-living home that came with a price tag of $75,000 per year.
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Nursing Homes: Residents 'Cash Cows'

Nursing Homes: Residents 'Cash Cows' December 22, 2007. By Jane Mundy.
Berkley, CA Beth looked after her brother for two years before placing him in a nursing home—he suffered from dementia. But he got worse and Beth wanted to bring him home. The nursing home said he could only be transferred to another home—one of theirs. Her brother was another victim of nursing home abuse.
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Nursing Home Abuse: Beware of the Bullies

December 5, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Detroit, MI Bullies are everywhere—including nursing homes. And with a large percentage of nursing homes allegedly failing to comply with industry standards designed to protect residents from neglect, nursing home abuse continues to be an issue for many families.
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Nursing Home Abuse: More People Need to Speak Out

Nursing Home Abuse: More People Need to Speak Out November 30, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Bullhead City, AZ Kathleen Sadlier transferred her mother, Rita, from a hospital to a nursing home, thinking she would get rehabilitation. Instead, her mother received poor care and even an injury. Although Rita was there for just a week, Sadlier says she saw so much nursing home neglect that she had to take her mother out of the home.
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Nursing Home Fraud, Neglect & Abuse Much Too Common

September 24, 2006. By Evelyn Pringle.
Highland Heights KY Residents in nursing homes are some of the most vulnerable and helpless citizens in the US, with nearly 1.7 million elderly and disabled persons residing in about 17,000 facilities.
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Abuse and Neglect of Elderly Rampant in Nursing Home Industry

September 12, 2006. By Evelyn Pringle.
Little Rock, AR In 1987, Congress passed landmark legislation aimed at improving nursing home care for the nation's vulnerable elderly population. However, a recent investigation by Consumer Reports found poor care in nursing homes is still extremely common, especially in the for-profit chains that have become the dominant force in the industry.
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Nursing Home Inspection Process Full Of Corruption

September 2, 2006. By Evelyn Pringle.
Nursing home companies invest heavily in local politicians. They do so to ensure the failure of efforts to pass legislation unfavorable to the industry and to buy protection against fines and penalties levied by state officials charged with investigating and monitoring the industry.
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Nursing Home Industry - Breeding Ground for Whistleblowers

June 2, 2006. By Evelyn Pringle.
One of the most effective weapons the government has for unearthing fraud against Medicare and Medicaid in the nursing home industry is the False Claims Act. The fraud is so rampant in that industry that it should be officially designated as a breeding ground for whistleblowers.
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