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Bed Sores: An Almost Completely Avoidable Deadly Nursing Home Complication

Bed Sores: An Almost Completely Avoidable Deadly Nursing Home Complication

Bedsores are the completely unnecessary yet shockingly common problem that plagues Texas nursing homes. Studies have shown that at any given time, eight to 10 percent of residents at a nursing home have one or more bed sores.
In truth, that percentage should be almost zero. Even in cases...

Texas' Worst Nursing Homes

Texas' Worst Nursing Homes

Here’s a discouraging fact for any Texas resident with an elderly loved one: The Lone Star State consistently ranks dead last in the quality of its nursing home facilities. That ranking comes courtesy of Families for Better Care, a nonprofit watchdog group that issues annual nursing home...

7 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

7 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you have the right to expect the highest quality care. Unfortunately, too many nursing homes are poorly, negligently or corruptly run, so patients and residents are put at great risk of preventable injuries, neglect, and abuse.
To protect your...

5 Leading Types of Nursing Home Abuse

5 Leading Types of Nursing Home Abuse

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you have every right to be concerned about their health and safety. Nursing home abuse and neglect are real problems that impact far too many of our vulnerable seniors. What’s worse is that many nursing home residents are intimidated and silenced, so...