Tag: Nursing Home Abuse

    Nursing Home Care: New Jersey Makes the Grade

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    Looking at eight criteria developed by the government in assessing nursing home care, the group gave each state a rank and a grade. New Jersey earned an overall B grade and ranked 15th in the nation for quality of care.

    Nursing home abuse threatens growing elderly population

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    New Jersey residents who pay a significant portion of their income to put elderly family members in nursing homes expect quality care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is becoming a…

    Off-label use of antipsychotic drugs is nursing home abuse

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    Medications are commonplace in households and facilities where the elderly reside. People put their aging loved ones in caregiving homes to ensure that someone will be there when needed….

    Task force established to deal with elder abuse cases

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    Nursing home abuse is a constant problem that appears to be worsening as more baby boomers turn 65 every year. With a growing number of for-profit elder care facilities in…

    Pursuit of profits may lead to abuse and fraud

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    The proliferation of for-profit nursing homes in New Jersey may offer residents a safe and stable living environment. However, there is a dark side to these homes. Unfortunately, the very…

    Changes coming to nursing home accreditation standards

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    As competition between nursing homes intensifies, it is common for facilities look for ways to differentiate themselves. A new accreditation program may help New Jersey nursing homes achieve their goals…

    Nursing homes struggle after Hurricane Sandy

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    The destruction that came about due to Hurricane Sandy has been well-chronicled, but not much has been reported about the hospitals and long-term care facilities that serve as home to…