Nursing Home Abuse Articles

For families of loved ones in long-term care, be sure to read our family guide to nursing homes. We also provide information about staffing levels, nursing home negligence, recognizing abuse, recognizing bed sores and pressure ulcers, visitation rights, choosing a facility, an overview of Virginia law and regulations, and more.

Family Member Guide to Nursing Homes by Lauren Ellerman

Selecting the right nursing home in Roanoke, Virginia, and the surrounding area is often one of the most important decisions that you will make together as a family.

Does Your Nursing Home Have Enough Nurses? by Dan Frith

Chronic understaffing is a major problem at so many for-profit nursing homes. Most facilities have fixed revenue, so to increase profits, they drastically cut costs on staff.

What is Nursing Home Negligence? by Lauren Ellerman

If you believe that your loved one has been injured in a nursing home in Roanoke, VA, or the surrounding region, here is a list of common signs of nursing home negligence.

The Danger of Nursing Home Bed Sores or Pressure Ulcers by Lauren Ellerman

As a result of understaffing, nursing home aides are often too busy to turn and reposition immobile residents. The result is bed sores, a dangerous and life-threatening injury.

Restraints in Virginia Nursing Homes by Lauren Ellerman

Virginia nursing homes have been caught giving medications to control residents (chemical restraint) or strapping residents into beds without a physician order (physical restraint).

Recognizing Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect by Dan Frith

Nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers in Roanoke, VA, and elsewhere know to look for common signs of negligence: weight loss, falls, injury, abuse, and dehydration.

Virginia Nursing Home Visitation Rights by Dan Frith

A comprehensive overview of Virginia nursing home laws, including family visitation rights, family visitation hours, obtaining copies of medical records, and attending care plan meetings.

Selecting the Best Nursing Home in Virginia by Dan Frith

Before you choose a Virginia nursing home, go online to discover free information about staff ratios, past performance, prior claims, and the latest five-star ratings.

Differences Between Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Virginia by Lauren Ellerman

Depending on your loved one, it is important to know the difference between nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities in Roanoke, VA, and elsewhere.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Laws in Virginia by Lauren Ellerman

Nursing homes are complex medical facilities and subject to an array of Virginia laws and regulations, as well as federal laws and regulations, governing their operation.