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Alabama Nursing Homes Are Reopening: What to Look for When You Go

One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the inability to visit loved ones without putting them at risk of catching the virus. This is especially […]

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  • Alabamans Are Now Considering Alternatives to Nursing Homes—Here’s Why

    Jul 19

    Due to devastating COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes around the nation, in addition to an alarming rise in instances of elder abuse and neglect, people are examining alternative methods of…

  • A Checklist for Determining Mental Abuse in Nursing Homes

    Jun 28

    Psychological abuse is a growing problem in our nation’s nursing homes. Although it doesn’t leave physical damage, psychological or mental abuse is still devastating. It can lead to PTSD, depression,…

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Are Widely Misused in Nursing Homes

    Dec 7

    Each week in the U.S., nearly 300,000 nursing home residents are given antipsychotic medications. Shockingly, most of those residents don’t suffer from any form of psychosis. Misuse of antipsychotics has…

  • The Link Between Abuse, Neglect, and Mental Health in Older Adults

    Nov 16

    An older person’s mental well-being has a profound impact on their overall health. Depression, anxiety, and loneliness—all of which affect many older adults—can cause chronic and often deadly health conditions.…

  • Alabama Nursing Homes Are Reopening: What to Look for When You Go

    Oct 19

    One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the inability to visit loved ones without putting them at risk of catching the virus. This is especially…

  • The Most Common Types of Elder Abuse

    Sep 7

    About one out of every 10 elderly people in the U.S. are abused, neglected, or financially exploited, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many instances of…

  • The 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Abuse

    Jul 6

    When you suspect that your loved one is being abused in their nursing home, uncertainty is one of your biggest obstacles. Chances are good that you are asking yourself several…

  • Government Agencies Recommend Better Nursing Home Oversight

    Jul 19

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a report based on data compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which recommends better nursing home oversight. CMS…

  • 4 Alabama Nursing Homes Cited with a “Persistent Record of Poor Care”

    Jun 7

    When our loved ones age, caring for them ourselves is sometimes impossible, which is why we often entrust them to the care of qualified, well-reputed nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, many…

  • CMS Cracks Down on Understaffing in Nursing Homes

    Jan 10

    Recent Study Reveals RN Understaffing in America’s Skilled Nursing Facilities In light of growing national concern about staffing levels, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that…