Are hidden cameras the answer to nursing home abuse?

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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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Lawsuit after patient’s death blamed on infected bed sores

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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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9 staff members charged with criminal nursing home neglect

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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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