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The harm over-medication can do to elders with dementia

Nursing home negligence and abuse is a widespread problem in California and across the United States. Nursing home negligence and abuse can take many tragic forms. These include overmedicating nursing home residents with dementia. Rate of nursing home overmedication of residents with dementia In considering nursing home injuries/abuse, the over-medication rate among residents with dementia…

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Is dehydration a symptom of nursing home abuse?

Healthy aging requires proper nutrition. Dehydration and malnutrition can cause serious health issues for elderly individuals. For older nursing home residents, dehydration can be life-threatening. If you’re a California resident with a loved one in a nursing home, here are some important things you should know about nursing home injuries. The Nursing Home Reform Act…

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California sues major nursing home chain over false records

Deciding which California nursing home will best suit your loved one can be an intense, stressful experience. Care services, expenses, dietary offerings and social opportunities must all be weighed and considered. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fudge facts about their facilities. Californian officials believe that Brookdale, a country-wide elder care chain, is guilty of this offense….

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Look out for these signs of elder abuse and neglect

Posted on 03/18/21

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Unfortunately, elder abuse is more common than one may think. This is especially true during the COVID-19 Pandemic. California elderly patients who are living in a residential facility like a nursing home or assisted living facility are at risk for elder mistreatment and abuse. As a caring loved one, it’s a good idea to understand…

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Signs of over-medicating abuse at nursing homes

When seniors are living in a California nursing home, the staff is responsible for the medication that the residents receive each day. Over-medicating patients is a common problem that has increased in recent years. Signs of over-medicating abuse include seniors who sleep a lot or are not coherent because of the medication. Some families aren’t…

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Neglect through nursing home understaffing

While the state government grants some waivers, California law says that nursing homes should provide at least 3.5 nursing hours per resident per day. Not maintaining this level over the long haul puts residents at significant risk. Malnutrition Understaffing in nursing homes often leads to malnourishment in residents. In these residents, the inside of their…

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