Nursing Home Abuse and the State Ombudsman

By definition, an ombudsman is a government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against other officials or government agencies. In the state of NJ, an ombudsman works on behalf of the elderly in nursing homes and long term care facilities through the The Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly. This office accepts reports and complaints of nursing home abuse, negligence, inadequacy, theft, fraud, and other issues concerning the care residents receive in nursing homes and long term care facilities. The office invesitigates these reports of abuse and neglect from a neutral, third party … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Offer Tip#3 For Bedsore Prevention

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney, I am providing a continuation in our series of posts involving the subject of nursing home abuse and, particularly, tips for the prevention of bedsores and pressure ulcers. In our last post, I provided nursing home patients and their family members with Tip #2 to help prevent the serious medical problems that result from nursing home abuse and bedsores. These tips are helpful because prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to protecting nursing home patients from bedsores or pressure ulcers. Tip #3 for Preventing Bedsores and Pressure Ulcers A third tip from … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Fight Bedsores

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawfirm, many people come to us after their loved ones have developed bedsores while residents at a nursing home or an assisted care facility. Nursing Home Abuse and Bedsores Medically speaking, a bedsore is more accurately referred to as a pressure sore or pressure ulcer. The Mayo Clinic defines these as areas of damaged or dying tissue in skin that results when pressure restricts or cuts off the blood supply to vulnerable parts of a patient's body such as the skin of the buttocks, the lower back, the hips, the heels, and the toes. If blood flow is compromised and there is not adequate … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse a Growing Trend

The Hampton Roads News recently published an article discussing the results of a study on nursing home abuse. The study asserts that elderly citizens are being abused more than ever before. Study results are only helping the fight to improve nursing home and long term facility care.   Within the study are statistics that illustrate a 9 percent rise in reported cases of nursing home abuse from 2008-2009. From 2007-2009, reports rose 19 percent. A personal account in the study involved the story of an 87 year old Alzheimers patient that died in the hospital after being brought in covered in bruises and bedsores or pressure sores, … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse and the State Ombudsman

By definition, an ombudsman is a government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against other officials or government agencies. In the state of NJ, an ombudsman works on behalf of the elderly in nursing homes and long term care facilities through the The Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly. This office accepts reports and complaints of nursing home abuse, negligence, inadequacy, theft, fraud, and other issues concerning the care residents receive in nursing homes and long term care facilities. The office invesitigates these reports of abuse and neglect from a neutral, third party … [Read more...]