Nursing Home Abuse

Feds Promise Tougher Penalties Against Nursing Home Abuse

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 16, 2022

The Biden administration is promising increased scrutiny and tougher penalties against nursing homes that fail to meet strict standards  and expose residents to the risk of abuse and neglect. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently stated that the federal administration is increasing its commitment to reducing the rate of violations of nursing […]

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination for all Nursing Home Staff

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 12, 2021

As nursing homes continue to accept new residents into their facilities, it is important that staff members get vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to prevent the kind of outbreaks that devastated these facilities this past year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that all staff members of long-term nursing care facilities be […]

Higher Death Rates at Private Nursing Homes Raise Concern

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 17, 2020

On the surface of it, it would seem that private nursing homes would be able to deliver the kind of high- quality care that residents require. However, when nursing homes are run for profit, care may not necessarily be at the top of the agenda. In fact, according to a recent investigation, the opposite may […]

Understaffing Leads to High COVID-19 Rates at Georgia Nursing Homes

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 26, 2020

Recent headlines across the country have revealed that a significant percentage of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have involved residents of nursing homes.  One of the key reasons for this unfortunate result is understaffing at these facilities. For decades, elder care advocates have tried to spotlight the problems involving understaffing in the nation’s nursing […]

How to Spot Signs of Psychological Abuse in Nursing Homes

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 28, 2019

If you have a loved one or an elderly family member currently residing in one of Georgia’s nursing homes, there is plenty that you can do to check and monitor to make sure your loved one is not being physically abused. However, monitoring for emotional or psychological abuse is always as straightforward. Recently, two nursing […]

Georgia Nursing Homes Rank Poorly in Care Index

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 15, 2018

There may come a time for many of us when we need to think about caring for our elderly loved ones.  Georgia residents who want to place their loved ones in nursing homes need to be sure to do their due diligence to find facilities that meet acceptable quality standards.  This is especially so since, […]

Binding Arbitration Rule Would Impact Nursing Home Residents’ Legal Rights

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 25, 2017

The Trump administration’s efforts to relax federal regulations could impact the ability of nursing home residents across the United States to hold the facility responsible for abuse or neglect. President Trump has issued an executive order that requires federal agencies to relax regulatory expenses. This action could result in CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Nursing Home Workers Posting Embarrassing, Explicit Pictures of Residents Online

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 25, 2016

The explosion of social media has unfortunately meant more ways for unprofessional staff members at nursing homes to abuse vulnerable residents. A shocking exposé by ProPublica documents evidence of instances in which nursing home staff uploaded embarrassing, humiliating or degrading images or videos of vulnerable elderly residents in their care. Many of these images were […]

Minnesota Nursing Home may Escape Liability for Alleged Nursing Home Abuse

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 22, 2012

It is always unfortunate when reports arise of abuse occurring in our nations nursing homes and other assisted living facilities meant to make the lives of our elders more peaceful. Many are disturbed by elder abuse or nursing home abuse because it involves elderly individuals, who are particularly vulnerable, being taken advantage of, either medically, […]

New Tennessee Law may lead to Greater Suffering for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and their Families

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 30, 2011

As an increasing portion of the United States’ population reaches its golden years, it would seem that more safeguards would be put in place to advance and protect the interests of aging Americans. However this seems not to be the case, especially in the state of Tennessee. Earlier this year, Tennessee lawmakers passed new legislation […]