Nursing Home Abuse

Can Nursing Home Abuse Victims File Medical Malpractice Claims?

by NPHM | November 30th, 2020

Yes. When nursing home residents are harmed medically due to negligence, they can file medical malpractice claims. Note that these claims are separate from nursing home abuse and neglect claims, although they often have similar root causes. In many cases, nursing home residents suffer worsening health or poor outcomes after new diagnoses, treatments, and surgeries […]

Shocking Nursing Home Abuse Statistics You Should Know

by NPHM | November 23rd, 2020

Whether you’re researching nursing homes for your loved one, or they’ve already moved into one and you’re worried about their wellbeing, the idea of them suffering from abuse or neglect while you’re not there to see or stop it is terrifying. You know it’s a possibility, especially since it often gets media coverage when cases […]

What Compensation Is Available to Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families?

by NPHM | November 16th, 2020

Finding out that your loved one has been abused, neglected, or in any way mistreated in their nursing home is devastating. You trusted the nursing home administrators, staff members, and caretakers to do everything possible to keep your loved one safe, healthy, and happy, but they failed. All you want is to make sure your […]

What Are Signs You Should Move Your Loved One to a New Nursing Home?

by NPHM | November 9th, 2020

Coming to the realization that your loved one needs to move to assisted living can be difficult. But for many families, that’s just step one. Step two involves determining which nursing home they should move into. There are nearly 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio, and that can make it extremely hard to pick the right […]

What Is the Difference Between Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

by NPHM | November 2nd, 2020

Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable people in American society. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most poorly treated. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that there were nearly 200,000 reported complaints of elder abuse in long-term care facilities in 2014, and more than 14,000 of those complaints involved abuse, neglect, or exploitation. […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day Apart

by NPHM | May 4th, 2020

Mother’s Day is a holiday usually celebrated together, whether that means taking Mom out to a fancy restaurant for dinner or surprising her with an unexpected visit. But this year, things are different for mothers and their children. The threat of COVID-19 means that many family members who don’t live in the same home need […]

What to Look for in a Nursing Home

by NPHM | February 3rd, 2020

When you’re searching for the right nursing home, do you know what to look for? Above all, you want a facility that you can trust to provide the best care possible. Deciding which nursing homes to consider and which to avoid isn’t easy, especially if this if your first time doing it. The good news […]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

by NPHM | November 11th, 2019

It’s only natural to worry about the safety, security, and health of your loved ones. That feeling is even more intense when a family member lives in a nursing home and under the  care of people who may be complete strangers to you and even to them. Most nursing homes give residents quality care, but […]

10 Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

by Cary Graham | September 12th, 2016

Ohio has some of the best assisted living facilities in the country. That’s good for Ohioans who must make the tough decision to place an aging loved one in a nursing home. Those folks do their best to find the right facility that will not only extend exceptional care for their loved one, but also treat them […]

Preventing Nursing Home Fall Injuries

by NPHM | April 3rd, 2015

What should you do when a nursing home administrator calls to inform you that a family member suffered a fall in the nursing home? The immediate concern should be making certain that your family member has been thoroughly examined to rule out serious injuries. The nursing home’s initial response to the fall is important because […]