Nursing Home Abuse Warning: Facility Admits High Number of Criminals

When you think of nursing home residents, you most likely think of wheel chair bound and bed ridden elderly that need constant care. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are meant to be safe places for the elderly and disabled to live under the protection of health care professionals. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, under-staffing, and bad hires, nursing homes can be a terrifying place for often helpless elderly residents. In one Texas nursing home, the residents have more to fear. A population of criminals and sex offenders outnumber the elderly residents. Criminals Outnumber Elderly Residents in Texas Nursing Home According … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Can Begin With New Hires

Nursing home abuse can begin as early as the hiring process. Not all states require background checks for those applying for jobs in nursing homes, and for that reason, people with criminal convictions do not have a hard time gaining employment at a nursing home or similar care facility. People with a history of assault, criminal negligence, or theft would be high risks as employees in a nursing home. Overwhelming Frequency of Nursing Home Employees with Criminal Convictions According to the Department of Health and Human Services, over 90 percent of nursing homes in this country hire employees with criminal convictions, a huge … [Read more...]