How Nursing Homes Cover Up Abuse and Neglect

Sadly, a significant number of nursing home residents will suffer neglect and abuse during their stay in a nursing home facility. The World Health Organization says about 17% of those 60 and older have experienced abuse in a communal setting….

Nursing Home Red Flags to Look Out for When Visiting a Loved One

Many families move their elderly or disabled loved ones into nursing homes or other assisted living facilities when they can no longer live independently. Nursing homes are supposed to provide better-quality care than residents can get at home from family,…

How to Look Up a Nursing Home’s Qualifications

Many South Carolinians entrust the health and happiness of their loved ones to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities when they are no longer able to live independently. Choosing to move a loved one into a nursing home can…

Bed Sores are a Sign of Neglect

Some of the most common, and most painful, injuries people suffer in nursing homes and assisted living facilities aren’t broken bones or medication errors: they’re bed sores. Unlike other forms of injury that nursing home residents suffer, bed sores aren’t…

After Resident Loses Unhealthy Amount of Weight, Facility Gets Cited

Pruitthealth in Dillon, South Carolina has been cited after state investigators found that the facility greatly neglected a resident by failing to do the following: Develop a complete care plan within 7 days of comprehensive assessment; Have a team of health professionals…

Failure to Provide Appropriate Care for Pressure Ulcers by Commander Nursing Center

Commander Nursing Center was cited after “the facility failed to identify and failed to follow physician orders for pressure ulcer [care].” The facility failed two different residents by: Not identifying one resident’s pressure ulcer until it was a Stage 3 Not following…

After Two Residents Experience Significant Weight Loss, Commander Nursing Center Gets Cited

Commander Nursing Center in Florence, South Carolina was cited after the facility “failed to notify the physician and/or personal representative of significant weight loss” for two residents. The lack of notification resulted in each resident continuing to lose weight in an unhealthy…