In the last few week, among the many horrible cases that I have been dealing with, is the case of a 52 year old Multiple Sclerosis sufferer, who has been a patient at Brookhaven Hospital in Patchogue for a severe infection, that he developed as a result of the neglectful and abusive care he received as a resident, in a dangerous and sub-standard facility called Lakeview Nursing Home in Middle Island, NY.
Falls among nursing home residents occur frequently and repeatedly. According to the CDC, about 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die each year from
fall-related injuries and those who survive falls frequently sustain
hip fractures and head injuries that result in permanent disability and
reduced quality of life.
an elderly person, a broken bone can lead to many other physical and mental
health issues. Different types of nursing
home abuse and nursing home neglect can cause broken bones
in nursing homes.
A study by researchers at the University of Iowa, reported on by Reuters, found that black residents of long-term care facilities are more likely to suffer from pressure sores. The difference in care is not a result of nursing homes providing better quality care for white residents, but rather that residents were more likely to develop pressure sores in nursing homes where a majority of the residents are black. Like many types of nursing home abuse or neglect, this could be a result of understaffing or fewer resources.
Background: Antipsychotic utilization in elderly nursing home residents has increased substantially in recent years, primarily due to the use of atypical antipsychotic agents. However, few studies have examined antipsychotic utilization patterns in nursing home residents in the United States since the introduction of atypical agents in the 1990s.
There is an upward trend in over-medicating nursing homes. This is inhumane and in many cases the sole purpose is to chemically manage these residents.
If you visit as many nursing homes as I do you will notice residents who are just sitting there totally zombied out. It's criminal. If what this article describes is happening to your loved one, you need an advocate to stop this insanity.
In recent years, Medicaid has spent more money on antipsychotic drugs for Americans than on any other class of pharmaceuticals -- including antibiotics, AIDS drugs or medicine to treat high-blood pressure.
One reason: Nursing homes across the U.S. are giving these drugs to elderly patients to quiet symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
According to the federal government, only $17,000. The inept and corrupt NY State Department of Health had a major role in her death. They did not put a gun to her head, stab her, or throw her off the roof. However they are guilty of depraved indifference in her death.
A 90-year-old Roman Catholic nun died after an unbolted closet fell on her head at a nursing home.
Rockland County, which runs the Westchester County home, was fined more than $17,000 by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, according to Claire Pospisil, a State Health Department spokeswoman.