Tag Archives: elder neglect

NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed bill, called “Peggy’s Law”, adds to the statute that the facility, when suspecting or believing abuse or […]

Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aides

The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the home-health aides that they depended on to provide 24 hour care, abused the man.  […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Ratings

Washington, DC (Aug. 26, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a briefing to address serious concerns that some nursing home facilities are gaming CMS’s current “five-star” rating system to mislead consumers about […]

Nursing Home Abuse: The New York Times Reports Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes To Game The System

On August 25, 2014, The New York Times published an extensive article on the issue that nursing homes are using Medicare five star ratings as a seal of approval when in reality , the nursing homes are providing Medicare with incomplete information that can seriously mislead consumers about the facility.  The article has examples  of […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge

An Indiana nursing home employee is facing criminal charges including reckless homicide in the death of a resident.  A witness saw the employee abusing the resident and the pathologist determined that the abuse was consistent with the finding of a broken vertebra. To read more:  http://www.mcknights.com/former-snf-worker-charged-with-reckless-homicide-in-resident-death/article/333246/?DCMP=EMC-MCK_Daily&spMailingID=7926175&spUserID=NDg4NjkzNzMyMTIS1&spJobID=120590538&spReportId=MTIwNTkwNTM4S0 If you are looking for a nursing home abuse […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Murder of Resident

A medical technician, who is terminally ill, has confessed to murdering a resident in 2007.  The authorities found no liability on the nursing home citing that the employee had a clean record and good references.  However, another nursing home employee noticed that the medical technician was behaving strangely the day before and that he had […]

Assisted Living Abuse: Jail Sentence For Coverup

An owner of an assisted living facility was sentenced to 3 years in jail for attempting to cover up his negligence in leaving a room unsafe causing an 84 year old dementia resident to fall through a hole in the floor.  The assisted living facility owner attempted to cover up by carrying the resident to […]

Elder Law Abuse: June 14th Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  “WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY” ; Friday, June 14, 2013 ;  ; GOVERNMENTAL AND UN PERSPECTIVES ; Speakers include representatives from the United Nations,  the United States, Canada and other governments ; 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm ET ; Live streamed and archived at http://webtv.un.org/

Nursing Home Abuse: Resident-To-Resident

A study by the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study of 249 nursing homes in 10 states and found that most homes experienced verbal, physical, material and psychological abuse.  Sexual abuse was reported but was less common. To read more:  http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16059/20130530/elder-abuse-nursing-home-care-caregiver-abuse-senior-health.htm If you are looking for a […]

Elder Abuse: Unsolicited Robocalls from Medical Alert Companies

Bogus medical alert companies are targeting the elderly with calls for free services and are seeking personal information such as medicare, medicaid, social security numbers, bank accounts and charge cards.  Just hang up or don’t disclose any personal information. To read more:  http://www.northjersey.com/shopping/208612871_DeMarrais__Robocalls_target_elderly__ailing.html If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck […]