Elder care facility sued for nursing home neglect

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A nursing home is in a legal entanglement following a patient death in its facility. Tennessee residents may be interested in learning about a female patient who died as a result of alleged nursing home neglect and elder abuse, among other issues. The family of the woman filed a lawsuit as a result. The woman became a resident at the facility after it became apparent that she could no longer take care of herself. This was mostly due to throat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. When she was admitted, the staff was informed that she would need assistance with ambulation and that…

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Federal laws aimt to protect residents from nursing home neglect

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Moving a loved one into a nursing home is rarely an easy decision, but time and financial limitations can make it difficult to provide needed care. Tennessee families usually hope that their loved ones will receive the best care possible, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. When families are uncertain if nursing home neglect or abuse has actually taken place, first considering what residents are legally entitled to can be helpful. One of the fundamental rights for residents of nursing homes as mandated by federal law is that they not be neglected or abused. While some may think…

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Lawsuit after patient’s death blamed on infected bed sores

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Having to admit a loved one to a nursing home because the family is unable to provide the constant care he or she may need can prove to be a difficult decision. This may be as a result of the many reports about the negligence of nursing home staff in Tennessee and other states. The owners of nursing homes are responsible for the training and monitoring staff members to ensure they provide individual care to each patient. One of the most visible signs of neglect is likely the presence of bed sores that are caused by constant pressure of the…

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10 arrested in nursing home neglect case

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Misdemeanor and felony charges have been filed against 10 different nurses and nurses’ aides at a care facility located in another state. Allegedly, the nursing home staff members are guilty of neglect and the fabrication of false documents to hide that neglect. Although this case of nursing home neglect occurred out of state, situations like this are not uncommon in Tennessee, which is why family members of those living in nursing facilities must be on alert to determine if their relative is being properly cared for. In this case, the negligent nurses and nurses’ assistants were caught red-handed by hidden…

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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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Licensing requirements at Tennessee elderly care facilities vary

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Families across the Tennessee often have to make some difficult decisions when it comes to taking care of elderly loved ones. There are many people who would like to have the time, resources and medical expertise to care for an elderly family member themselves, but more often than not, this is not possible. It can then become necessary to find a suitable care facility that can take on these tasks. Making decisions related to these nursing home facilities is not easy. Many people think they can only make decisions based on their financial capabilities, but there are often many more…

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Allegations against facility include greed and inadequate care

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The family of an 82-year-old woman whose bedsores contributed to her death is suing the assisted-living home in which she lived. The family has charged the company that owns and operates numerous facilities with elderly abuse and wrongful death. People in Tennessee and others throughout the U.S. should be aware of the reality of nursing home neglect so that they may advocate for loved ones living in the facilities. The woman, who developed Alzheimer’s disease in her last years, was a former teacher as well as a wife and mother. Because of the Alzheimer’s, her family moved her to an…

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Tennessee nursing home fined $240,000 for numerous violations

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Families often have to make some difficult decisions when it comes to the care of our elderly loved ones. Often, it can be impossible for family members to provide the level of care needed on their own, so they must weigh the options of whether a nursing home facility is the best solution. We hope and expect that our loved ones will be treated with care and dignity, but the reality is that some facilities fall very short of these expectations. In the past year alone, one Tennessee nursing home was fined for several violations that were identified during two…

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Nursing home sued after maggots discovered in ear of resident

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The family members of one woman who lived in a nursing home were utterly disgusted when they learned that the woman had to have 57 maggots removed from her left ear. What level of care was the 92-year-old woman receiving (or not receiving) if this situation was allowed to not only happen, but to persist for days? Looking for answers to this question and others, the family has recently filed a lawsuit against the facility for nursing home neglect. This type of neglect is one of the worst fears that families in Tennessee have when they decide to move an…

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9 staff members charged with criminal nursing home neglect

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Two more individuals have been charged in the death of a man who was living in and being cared for by a nursing home in the Northeast. The 72-year-old man died in 2012, and so far, nine people face nursing home neglect charges surrounding his death. They were arraigned on a recent Thursday at a hearing where all of them pleaded not guilty to the charges. This case did not occur in Tennessee, but countless cases of nursing home neglect occur in this state every day. According to prosecutors, the nursing home staff members ignored an alarm that was warning…

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