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Nursing Home Abuse: Senate Bill Requiring Informed Consent For Antipsychotics

On September 20, 2012, Senators Kohl (D-WI), Grassley (R-IA) and Blumental (D-CT) introduced Senate Bill 3604, the Improving Dementia Care Treatment for Older Adults Act, which would require nursing homes, accepting Medicare and Medicaid, to obtain informed consent before antipsychotic medication is prescribed for a resident with dementia.  The bill requires a process to be […]

Assisted Living Abuse: NJ Lawsuit Filed For Attack

The family of a New Jersey Alzheimer’s resident , who had resided  in an NJ assisted living has filed a lawsuit, for the injuries and death of a resident killed by a fellow resident.  The Alzheimer’s resident had been threatened and stalked .  The assisted living facility told the resident to avoid the resident by […]

Elder Abuse: Emotional/Psychological Abuse of Older Adults

The Gerontologist issued an article on 6/20/11, “Self-report Measure of Psychological Abuse of Older Adults”. Emotional or physical abuse is defined as “as the infliction of anguish, pain, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts”. Actions include verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, harassment, treating the elderly person as an infant and socially isolating the […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Report of Senate Hearing on March 2, 2011

On March 2nd, the Senate Special Committee on Aging had a hearing focusing on elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Senator Kohl announced that the Committee was introducing legislation to address elder abuse. Several witnesses testified at this hearing including the actor, Mickey Rooney, and Dr. Mark Lachs. Mr. Rooney was a victim of financial […]

Sexual Harassment Suit Involves Neglect Allegations at Iowa Nursing Homes

Recently the Des Moines Register printed an article reporting neglect allegations against several Iowa nursing homes.  In addition to other allegations, the lawsuit claims “neglect to Iowa Seniors.” Court documents describe current and former executives of Care Initiatives at the center of the controversy were given automobiles and compensation packages “while staffing in Iowa care […]