Legislative Changes Affect Claims, Arbitration for Victims of Elder Abuse As the elderly population continues to rise in the United States, the need for home care positions and facilities continues to be in high demand. Unfortunately, the staff to patient ratio is on the decline, resulting in a lack of care and neglect in some […]
New Law Proposed to Protect Nursing Home Residents
New Law Proposed to Protect Nursing Home Residents After the death of a nursing home resident last year in Erie County, a new law has been proposed in hopes to insure the safety and health of nursing home residents and prevent injury and death across the country. “Ruthie’s Law,” is named in honor victim Ruth […]
Elder Abuse: A Growing Problem in the United States?
Elder Abuse: A Growing Problem in the United States? A study done by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee reported that the percentage of nursing homes cited for violations has increased every year since 1996. A startling 30% of nursing homes were cited for nearly 9,000 instances of abuse over only […]