Health care worker accused of nursing home abuse

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When individuals are placed in nursing homes, their relatives generally expect them to be treated with professionally appropriate care. Regrettably, that is not always what happens, and some elderly patients become victims of nursing home abuse in Tennessee nursing homes. In one recent case in another state, a nursing home employee apparently abused a patient and was arrested. A patient at the nursing home was observed to have a number of bruises on various parts of his body. According to reports, staff members witnessed a fellow employee get on top of the patient and strike him. The patient suffers from…

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Family awarded over $1 million in nursing home abuse suit

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When family members place their loved ones in nursing homes, they expect them to be treated with as much care as possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and some elderly patients fall victim to nursing home abuse in Tennessee facilities. In one out-of-state case, a family was awarded over $1 million after a lawsuit was successfully presented. The daughters of a former patient of a nursing home filed a suit against the facility claiming nursing home abuse. After the daughters became suspicious that their mother’s belongings were being stolen, they installed a hidden camera in her room. The…

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Woman injured in alleged nursing home abuse

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A 24-year-old male nursing home worker is facing serious charges. Residents in Tennessee who have family members in nursing homes may be interested in reading about the alleged incident that occurred in another state. The man was charged withnursing home abuse following the incident. The man was working as a certified nursing assistant when he allegedly assaulted an elderly resident at a nursing home. According to reports, the man and another employee refused to let the patient exit her room and even kept the door closed so she could not leave. In addition, the woman was left with a number…

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Tennessee woman faces charges after alleged nursing home abuse

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For many people, the time will come to have an elderly parent admitted to a care facility such as a nursing home. Although this is typically a traumatic experience for both the parent and his or her children, it may be the best way to ensure around-the-clock care. Nursing homes are expected to provide care that does not jeopardize the safety of a patient. A Tennessee woman was recently arrested in connection with nursing home abuse she allegedly committed in another state. Authorities say the nursing home employee allegedly abused a 96-year-old patient at a nursing home where she was…

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Are hidden cameras the answer to nursing home abuse?

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The decision to place a loved one into long-term residential care is a difficult one, and an issue facing many Tennessee families. Many fear that their elderly relative might receive substandard care while in residence, or could be subjected to nursing home abuse. Technology may provide a measure of reassurance for families facing this difficult decision, in the form of small but powerful video cameras. There are a range of cameras currently on the market that would allow a family to record the interactions that a loved one has with nursing home staff. While many facilities are against this practice,…

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Nursing home abuse may be vastly underreported

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For Tennessee families that have made the decision to place a loved one into residential care, concerns over that person’s welfare and treatment are a constant. Relying on strangers to provide the daily needs that many elderly or incapacitated family members need can be a difficult scenario, and families place a great deal of trust into the caregivers chosen to fill that role. One recent report, however, suggests that nursing home abusemay be seriously underreported. This leaves many families unsure of how to best ensure that their loved one is being properly cared for. The report was issued from the…

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Shocking case of elderly man’s nursing home abuse

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The decision to find residential care for a loved one is often difficult to make. In many instances, our elder relatives simply require a level of care that cannot be provided within the home.Even when it becomes obvious that a nursing home is the best possible solution, the choice to follow that path is not one that is made lightly. When Tennessee families choose a residential care facility, they do so in the hopes that their family member will receive the highest level of care possible. The following nursing home abuse story may be disturbing to many readers, even though…

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Facility closed after investigation uncovers nursing home neglect

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It can be very upsetting for family members to learn that an elderly loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. These facilities are supposed to provide care and attention to our loved ones in a way that is compassionate, sensitive and professional. We expect that a loved one will be treated effectively and protected at a place that is designed to care for elderly and sick patients. However, too many people at nursing home facilities in Tennessee instead choose to take advantage of these vulnerable people. But nursing home neglect and abuse is…

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Sexual abuse of elderly tragically common in care facilities

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Many people have found themselves making a difficult decision regarding the care of an elderly loved one. As we get older, our physical and mental capabilities start to decline and the need for increased or constant care may be inevitable. It can certainly be a difficult decision regarding whether or not a loved one should be placed in a care facility, but it is something that many people across Tennessee deal with every day. One of the reasons that this can be such a hard decision is that we want to make sure our loved ones are treated with compassion,…

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