2001. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Almost one of every three
nursing homes in the United States has been cited
for an elder abuse or violation, according to a
government report released Monday.
Time Magazine Article entitled, FATAL NEGLECT: IN
POSSIBLY THOUSANDS OF CASES, NURSING-HOME RESIDENTS
ARE DYING FROM A LACK OF FOOD AND WATER AND THE
MOST BASIC LEVEL OF HYGIENE
A Time Magazine Article entitled, "Shining
a Light on Abuse." --The guilt children feel
about putting a parent in a nursing home can sometimes
lead them to blame others for the death of their
loved one. But what Leslie Oliva saw as her mother
moved through three California nursing homes during
the last three years of her life is part of a bigger,
shocking tale the Federal Government will tell this
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Welcome to Nursing Home Compare. The primary purpose
of this tool is to provide detailed information
about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid
certified nursing home in the country. Important
Information on Nursing Home Compare and other resources,
including the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home,
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help you with your nursing home choice.
each state, a list of nursing homes on the Watch
List that indicates the severity of warning issued
that is based on history of actual harm and immediate
Citizens Care is a nonprofit consumer information
and advocacy organization of concerned citizens
whose mission is to improve the quality of life
in nursing homes and adult residential care facilities.
As the only such organization in Louisiana, Citizens
Care advocates for quality care at the local, state
and federal levels, as well as, provides educational
programs and advocacy services for the local community
including individuals, public officials, providers,
and the general public.
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private, nonprofit membership organization, incorporated
in the District of Columbia. Like many nonprofit
organizations, AARP makes available through service
providers products and services to its members.
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professional organization representing the nation's
2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent
state associations and 13 organizational affiliate
members. ANA advances the nursing profession by
fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting
the economic and general welfare of nurses in the
workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view
of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory
agencies on health care issues affecting nurses
and the public.
If the safety and health of your loved one is in jeopardy, and you feel that they have suffered some form of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us to speak with an attorney.