Category Archives: Nursing Home Neglect

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

If you made the difficult decision to place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you are not alone. Over two million seniors now live in assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the United States. Nursing homes have a legal and moral responsibility to care for their elderly residents. Unfortunately, the reports of …

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What Is Considered Nursing Home Negligence?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that any action or inaction that fails to adequately meet the basic needs of an elderly resident of a nursing home will rise to the level of elder neglect. If you discover or suspect that your elderly loved one has suffered any kind of nursing home neglect …

Are Cameras Allowed In SC Nursing Homes – The Granny Cam Debate

Nursing home abuse is abhorrent, but it happens. There are times when nursing home employees and volunteers abuse and neglect the residents they are supposed to care for. This abuse happens in a wide variety of ways, and there have been stories of abuse cases being discovered by relatives who put cameras in their loved …

Complaints Filed Against SC Nursing Homes During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across this country and South Carolina. Unfortunately, as of this writing, confirmed cases of this virus and deaths due to COVID-19 continue to rise in SC. We are now learning that, as COVID-19 was raging across South Carolina this spring, approximately two dozen nursing homes and extended care facilities allegedly …

COVID-19 Pushes Nursing Home Staff To The Limit, Are They Providing Proper Care?

By now, we realize that COVID-19 is incredibly dangerous for specific segments of the population, particularly those who reside in nursing homes. Some of the worst outbreaks in the country have happened in nursing home environments. In South Carolina, COVID-19 deaths account for one-third of the entire state’s virus toll. As this pandemic pushes nursing …

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Are Nursing Homes In South Carolina Allowing Visitation During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the country, we have seen that nursing home residents have been particularly vulnerable. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted the public early on that those aged 65 and over, as well as those who have chronic health conditions such as diabetes, lung diseases, and …