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Should Video Cameras Be Allowed in West Virginia Nursing Homes?

Whether an adult child should be allowed to install a video camera or other recording device in the room of his or her parent's nursing home room still remains an unsettled and fairly controversial question in West Virginia and throughout most of the country. Currently, only five states have laws that expressly allow and regulate...

WV Nursing Home Abuse Complaints No Longer Require Arbitration

A new ruling that bars nursing homes from forcing residents to resort to arbitration in order to pursue their complaints of nursing home abuse promises a greater likelihood of justice for nursing home residents and their families in West Virginia and across the country. "With its decision, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS],...

What Do You Do If A Loved One Gets Kicked Out of Nursing Home?

Some nursing home patients can be difficult for a staff. They may even be dangerous to themselves, staff members or other patients. However, most patients that pose challenges are those that are suffering from cognitive decline and related illnesses such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Sadly, rather than working to protect these individuals, many nursing...

Nursing Home Abuse Claims Often Go Unreported in West Virginia

The elderly in America are a highly vulnerable population. For instance, in survey results published by the American Journal of Public Health, [su_row] [su_column size="1/2"][/su_column] [su_column size="1/2"]1 IN 10 RESPONDENTS AGES 60 AND OLDER REPORTED BEING THE VICTIMS OF EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL MISTREATMENT OR POTENTIAL NEGLECT.[/su_column] [/su_row] Despite these harrowing statistics, elder abuse often...

Medication Errors: A Common Problem in Nursing Homes

Many older adults in West Virginia and across the country spend their final years in nursing homes. In these facilities, individuals who cannot care for themselves have access to 24-hour monitoring and access to medical services. Nursing homes provide their residents with the medical care, socialization and modified living environment they need when illnesses and...

What Constitutes ‘Sexual Abuse’ in West Virginia Nursing Homes?

The prevalence of sexual abuse of older residents in nursing homes in West Virginia and across the country is difficult to determine. In a research brief, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) states that seven percent of complaints of abuse in U.S. nursing homes allege sexual abuse (basing that figure on data from the...


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