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December 2016 Archives

Do nursing homes employ people with criminal records?

Background checks can be done when hiring employees. In a nursing home setting, doing this makes sense. Some criminal records -- like a conviction for domestic violence, for example -- could mean that a person is more likely to be the perpetrator of nursing home abuse and/or neglect.

New rules attempt to improve nursing homes

If you placed a loved one in a nursing home before November of 2016, you may not be aware of what could be in the contract you signed. Prior to this date, nursing homes were allowed to include arbitration agreements in the fine print that prevented patients from suing in the case of abuse or neglect, as reported by Consumerist.

What is a chemical restraint?

If you've heard that a chemical restraint was used in a nursing home, there is a good chance you're hearing about a case of direct nursing home abuse. For those unfamiliar with the term, it's very wise to know just what this means when putting a loved one into an assisted living center.

Key stats that show the danger of falls in nursing homes

You put your loved ones in nursing homes to make sure that they're safe and healthy, to make sure that they get the daily care and assistance they need. This is supposed to improve a person's quality of life. But are you really putting them in danger?

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