Nursing Home Elder Abuse and Neglect Topic Summaries
The following are issues related to finding a nursing home and prevention of elder abuse and neglect, related state and federal regulations as well as ways to research and get information about facilities and providers and types of injuries often suffered by residents who do not receive proper care.
Minnesota Department of Health Complaints Against Nursing Home
Medicare & Medicaid Quality of Care Surveys
Definition of Vulnerable Adult
Nursing Home Facilities with Substantiated Neglect
For more information about elder abuse or questions on how to hold negligent care providers accountable call attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 for a free consultation or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com. There is no fee unless a verdict or settlement with the wrongdoer.
You can investigate on the State of Minnesota website, including the quality of care provided at nursing homes and assisted living facilities with information on recent surveys and complaints against facilities.
Elder abuse and neglect comes in many forms but all are preventable. Many of the most serious injuries or deaths are due to situations where there is a lack of supervision by the staff, a lack of training of staff, the improper use of medical equipment, or medication errors. Unfortunately physical assaults and sexual abuse are also serious issues for vulnerable adults in elder care facilities. Sufficient numbers of well trained caring staff is the best way to reduce the chance of injuries to seniors.