Nursing Homes

Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and How to Address Them

Nursing Home Neglect Signs

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported a staffer at Golden Harvest Nursing Home, situated in Welch Community Hospital, found himself in custody, detained by West Virginia State Police. Accused of abuse and neglect, Certified Nursing Assistant Adam Wheeler faced arrest. Charges against him include abuse and neglect causing both bodily and serious bodily injury, as well

Can I Recover Compensation for Bed Sores?

Bedsores are painful and distressing. Sadly, this type of injury is entirely preventable and occurs in our most vulnerable populations, including the elderly and patients suffering from medical conditions that keep them bedridden. When a patient develops bed sores, it’s a serious sign of neglect and shouldn’t occur in nursing homes and medical facilities with

Medication Errors and Nursing Home Abuse

With the aging of the baby boomer generation, the United States has a large and growing population of the elderly, including those living out their final years in nursing home facilities. Because nursing home residents almost always have multiple medical conditions and often a degree of cognitive impairment, dementia, or aphasia, they are extremely vulnerable

Signs of Nursing Home Trust Fund Abuse

You may have heard of the rampant neglect and abuse cases that occur in a surprising number of nursing homes. If you have a loved one in a nursing home facility, it’s likely that you are watchful and on the lookout for any signs of harm. But did you know that there’s another type of

Can Bedsores Lead to Death?

A bedsore, also known as a pressure ulcer, is a medical condition that arises when too much pressure is exerted upon one part of the body for too long. It is a medically complex wound that requires prompt treatment to halt its progression. If left untreated, a bedsore can continue to worsen until it is

Best West Virginia Nursing Homes 2018-2019

The quality of the nursing home matters to the overall health, safety, and well-being of the residents. Each year, U.S. News and World Report, the self-proclaimed authority on the United States health care rankings, releases a list of the best nursing homes in the country. For 2018-2019, West Virginia is home to eleven of the

Assisted Living

Nursing Home

National Assisted Living Week takes place from September 9 – September 15th. This week was established in 1995 to provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the role of assisted living care provides in the United States. Use this week as a time to visit your loved ones and reflect on memories of their past

Nursing Home Abuse: Would you recognize the signs?

When family members get older, sometimes it can be hard to give them the proper care at home leading to the tough decision moving them to a nursing home or senior living facility. Not being able to care for a family member can be hard, but it can be worse if you learn of mistreatment

Finding the Best Assisted Living for Your Loved One

Turning to assisted living or a nursing home can be a difficult change for families to make. We all want the best for our loved ones, but it can be hard to make the decisions about assisted living. Deciding the type of assisted living for your loved one is just as important as determining which

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