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Hidden Cam Shows Horrid Nursing Home Abuse

Most of us harbor fears about growing old and spending our final days in a nursing home. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to die at home and in one’s sleep. In this post we look at the tragic death of an 89-year-old World War II hero which occurred in a Georgia nursing home....


Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Seldom Report Abuse

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Seldom Report Abuse

Nursing homes have been under increasing scrutiny over the last few years. With several high-profile cases of sexual abuse and deadly neglect making prominent news headlines, nursing home facilities still often remain under the radar for government investigations.
One of the biggest problems...

Nurse Charged with Neglect Death of Patient

Nurse Charged with Neglect Death of Patient

(Reader discretion advised) A 30-year-old nurse has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, tampering and neglect of a care dependent person by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. The charges stem from the horrific death of an 84-year-old nursing home patient in Upper Roxborough,...

The Zombie Shuffle is Real! Nursing Homes & Antipsychotic Drugs

The Zombie Shuffle is Real! Nursing Homes & Antipsychotic Drugs

Many of America’s nursing homes are understaffed. Often these facilities are for profit institutions. In a drive to maximize profits, staffing levels are cut to the bone. Those that suffer, of course, are the patients. And dementia patients suffer most of all. These patients require more...