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Tighter Nursing Home Controls Sought By Regulators

Care Worker Mistreating Elderly Man

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts public health commissioner announced an initiative aimed at substantially boosting oversight of nursing facilities across the state. The initiative would establish a specialized unit designed to make surprise inspections and impose financial sanctions on facilities found to have serious problems. Further, the plan calls for greater scrutiny and investigation of… 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 »

New Grant Money Aids Resources for Elder Abuse Victims in Maine

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

Maine’s Family Crisis Services, serving Cumberland County, is one of nine national recipients awarded the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant by the U.S. Department of Justice. This grant will build on prior services cultivated by the community that support victims and survivors of elder abuse in Maine. The Family… 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 »

Should You File A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Related To Antibiotic Use?

Senior Woman Relaxing In Chair At Home With Pet Cat

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. The image of a stressed-out orderly striking an elderly person immediately comes to mind, but Maine elder abuse lawyers from Hardy, Wolf and Downing know it’s so much more than that. “The instances of beatings and physical abuse causing serious injury are less common,” Bill Hardy explains. “More often, harm… Read more »