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Study Reveals Abuse Among Residents of Nursing Facilities

Adult son out for a walk with his father, who has alzheimers disease.

A recent report published in renowned journal Annals of Internal Medicine reveals a growing problem of elder abuse within nursing facilities being committed by fellow residents of such communities. According to researchers, roughly 20 percent of those residing in these types of care facilities suffer some sort of abuse from another resident. Resident-on-resident aggression The authors… Read more »

Helping Maine’s Seniors and Their Families Find Top-Quality Residential Care

Adult son out for a walk with his father, who has alzheimers disease.

It has been estimated that the total of Maine residents aged 85 and up will grow by approximately 90 percent by 2030. Clearly, this sizable segment of the population will place a heavy demand on the state’s long-term and residential nursing care resources which already serve a large number of the region’s seniors. However, when… Read more »

Social Media Now Plays a Role in Nursing Home Abuse

Care Worker Mistreating Senior Woman At Home

Adding to the growing problem of nursing home abuse across the country, recent reports reveal that some nursing home workers are violating the privacy of the elderly in their care by posting dehumanizing and private images and videos of residents on social media sites, such as Snapchat. This recent trend has lead to criminal charges in some cases, since taking… Read more »

Obama Administration Moves to Improve Nursing Home Oversight

Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

The Maine nursing home abuse lawyers at Hardy, Wolf & Downing are glad to hear that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has moved to strengthen oversight that would improve the care of seniors in long-term assisted care facilities. The proposed reforms, though long overdue, may help enhance the safety and quality of… Read more »